Federal Cabinet amends NAB laws and Rules

Federal Cabinet amends NAB laws and Rules

ISLAMABAD: Federal Cabinet to amend National Accountability Bureau laws and Rules to curtail the powers of the Bureau.

The federal cabinet is likely to approve the amendments during ongoing week.

According to sources, the federal cabinet meeting expected to be held during the ongoing week will give approval to the proposed amendments in NAB law. Cabinet members have been found upset and unhappy with the powers of NAB and are afraid of NAB action against them as the bureau has been taking action against former premier Nawaz Sharif following Panama Paper Leaks and former President Asif Ali Zardari in *Benami* accounts cases.

Ministry of Law & Justice has been finalizing major amendments in consultation with various ministers. Upcoming cabinet meeting will take the final decision regarding the future powers of NAB, sources said.

Source privy to a cabinet meeting held in the end month of August under the chair Prime Minister Imran Khan also informed Pakistan Today that members of the federal cabinet were found unhappy with NAB investigation in many cases. These cabinet members, while expressing serious reservations about the bureau, had termed NAB investigations as ‘haphazard and unstructured’.