Federal cabinet forms committee to amend NAB laws 

Federal cabinet forms committee to amend NAB laws 

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday approved constitution of a committee to amend laws pertaining to National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The cabinet which met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair, approved that the committee to be headed by law minister and will comprise leading experts of law, banking, bureaucracy and other sectors.

During the detailed discussion on amendments in the NAB law, the cabinet members termed it a black legislation, which has been used for political victimisation and to harass government employees and the business community.

The federal cabinet also approved annulment of Civil Servants (Directory Retirement from Service) Rules 2020 as well as ending disciplinary actions initiated against government officers under these rules.

The cabinet said that these rules are being used to pressurize government officers, which have no justification.

It declared that new rules cannot be framed in the presence of already existing ones.

The cabinet said the process of accountability should be transparent and indiscriminate.