Sub-Com­mit­tee to pro­pose amend­ments in NAB

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

IS­LAM­ABAD—The Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Law and Jus­tice on Thurs­day con­sti­tuted a five mem­bers sub- com­mit­tee for propos­ing amend­ments in “the Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Or­di­nance, 1999. “

Syed Naveed Qa­mar of PPP will be head of the com­mit­tee. Raza Hayat Haraj, Muham­mad Khan Sheerani, Arif Alvi and S.A Iqbal Qadri will be mem­bers of the com­mit­tee ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease is­sued here on Thurs­day.

The Com­mit­tee will con­sult with all stake­hold­ers on the Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bureau (NAB) Or­di­nance and sub­mit its rec­om­men­da­tions in this re­gard.

The meet­ing of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee was held un­der the chair­man­ship of Chaudhry Tariq Mah­mood Bashir Virk and con­sid­ered var­i­ous Bills.

The Com­mit­tee after the de­tailed de­lib­er­a­tions also ap­proved “the Ex­plo­sive Sub­stances (Amend­ment) Bill, 2016 with an amend­ment pro­posed by Dr Arif Alvi.

Brief­ing the com­mit­tee Zahid Hamid, Min­is­ter for Law and Jus­tice said “the Law Re­form Com­mit­tee has rec­om­mended to amend the Ex­plo­sive Sub­stances Act, 1908 for the rea­son that ju­ris­dic­tion of Court for trial of any per­son un­der the Act has been barred ex­cept with the con­sent of Pro­vin­cial Gov­ern­ment and such con­sent is nor­mally nei­ther given nor re­fused.

There­fore to avoid in­or­di­nate de­lay for trial, an amend­ment in that Act has been rec­om­mended to the ex­tent that if such con­sent is nei­ther re­ceived nor re­fused with in sixty days of the reg­is­tra­tion of the case by the gov­ern­ment such con­sent shall be deemed to have been duly given”.

A Bill to amend Ar­ti­cle 63 of the Con­sti­tu­tion has been handed over to Elec­toral Re­forms Com­mit­tee.—APP

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