Punjab Assembly passed resolution in opposition to NAB
LAHORE (Web Desk): The Punjab Assembly passed a resolution in opposition to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday.
The resolution NAB’s actions a violation of basic human rights was presented by Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and passed with a majority. The Clause allows accused persons to accept their fault and return some of the looted wealth in barter for a light punishment. The resolution also calls for ending the ‘plea-bargain’ clause in the NAB Ordinance.
The resistance parties in the provincial assembly protested against the resolution and tore copies of the resolution.
Lately, NAB detained a senior provincial bureaucrat and former head of the Lahore Development Authority in the Ashiana Housing Scheme case.
The shift had resulted in a stern backlash from members of the Punjab bureaucracy, particularly those who belong to the Pakistan Administrative Service.
The Punjab Assembly has around 53 in opposition and 315 members on the treasury benches.