KPK Ehtisab Commission rejects amendments in Ehtisab Law

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KPK Ehtisab Commission rejects amendments in Ehtisab Law

PESHAWAR (APP): The Chief Ehtesab Commissioner and Ehtesab Commissioners have expressed deep concerns over the recent amendments, made by the PTI Government in the Ehtesab Commission Act and conveyed their reservations to the Chief Minister KP through a letter in this regard.

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Well informed sources told APP on Saturday that the Chief Ehtesab Commissioner in his two-page letter to the Chief Minister KP, has expressed deep concerns over the recent amendments in the KP Ehtesab Commission Act and urged him for withdrawal of the new amendments in the interest of people.

They expressed reservations over withdrawal of powers regarding probing of Rs 50 million corruption cases, procedure of appointment of Director General Ehtesab Commission and no action against the acting Director General.

They also expressed reservations over withdrawal of powers from commissioners to initiate actions against the employees and officers of the Commission on people's complaints under internal monitoring system of the commission, budget and abolition of the powers of the Chief Ehtesab Commissioner and Commissioners pertaining to permission of increase in fixed time in Director General's suo moto action, inquiry and investigation under the amendments made in section 12, section 16, section 17, section 18,19,20 and section 35,36,37.

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The Chief Ehtesab Commissioner with the help of nine points indicated the handing over of powers of Ehtesab Commissioners to the Director General under the new amendments in Ehtesab Act.

The Chief Ehtesab Commissioner Hamid Farooq Durrani told media that they have conveyed their concerns to the Chief Minister KP, adding the option of tendering resignation by the Chief Ehtesab Commissioner and Commissioners was open if implementation on the actual Ehtesab Commission Act was not made.

On the other hand, the Spokesman of Ehtesab Commission KP said the provincial government has made amendments in the Ehtesab Commission Act on the recommendations of Consultative Committee comprised members of treasury and opposition benches.

The Directorate General Office Ehtesab Commission Act has welcomed the new amendments and said it would make the Commission more effective.