Nawaz Sharif wants NAB law ineffective during caretaker setup

Nawaz Sharif wants NAB law ineffective during caretaker setup

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-N Leader revealed that he is meeting Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi tomorrow where he will advise him to make the National Accountability Ordinance ineffective during the caretaker setup [from thedissolution of presentgovernment until the elections].

He added that he does not want the law to be struck down in his favour, asserting that the case against him can continue but he does not want the law used as a tool to influence the elections by NAB taking action against politicians so close to the elections.

"NAB law is a black law that was made by adictator to punish politicians, especially me," said Nawaz, adding that, "God willing, we will finish this law".

"If the chief justice wants to implement what he said, he should take suo motu on themisuse of NAB law," he added.

In response to a question, Nawaz hit out at Pakistan Peoples Party chief Asif Zardari, saying the party should first start getting more than 400-500 votes in Punjab and then talk about bringing a government in the province.

Earlier, Nawaz said that Pakistan will not progress if things continue like this, adding that, "the country belongs to all the provinces, not just one province or specific section of society".

Nawaz also said that if the time comes to give a 'call' to supporters to save democracy, no one can stop him from doing so.

Later, addressing the media, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai said it is the parliament’s job to make legislation while other institutions’ role is to implement it.

"We are standing with the Constitution and will continue to do so. Both judges and lawmakers take an oath on the Constitution, if parliamentarians talk about protecting the Constitution then they should," he said further.