New Ehtesab bill aims at protecting dacoits, thieves: Nisar
11 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said that the new accountability bill was aimed at protecting corrupt elements, dacoits and thieves, and it would not be allowed to become part of the law of the land.
Addressing a press conference here, Nisar said the PML-N would use all options to stop the way of the new accountability bill and would even move the court of law against the legislation.
"The PML-N does not support the new accountability bill because instead of rooting out corruption, its objective is to pave the way for more corruption and malpractices," he said. Nisar called upon all the opposition parties and allies of the government, excluding the PML-Q, to oppose the bill to show respect to the mandate given to them by the people.
He said the PML-N would not contact the PML-Q which had sold out on its faith to Asif Zardari. Nisar said that according to the bill, the corrupt elements could not be arrested or they could not be kept in prison for more than three months.
He also complained to the independent media about presenting the PML-N as hurdle in the way of passage of the new accountability bill.Nisar said the Zardari government wanted to give free hand to the corrupt elements through this bill according to which the looted money would become legal automatically after ten years.
"At present, the bill is with the standing committee and we will adopt a strategy about this," he said. Nisar said his party also had strong reservations over the Fair Trial Bill.
He said that a few months back, an ordinance was promulgated to give free hand to stock exchange to protect corruption and whiten black money, adding that he had been voicing concern since then that an amnesty scheme would be introduced to provide safe passage to plunderers.
Nisar condemned murder attempt on Malala Yousafzai and said those involved in the attack were not human being."The word condemnation is very weak word to protest against this tragic incident," he added.
The PML-N leader said the incident also contradicted claims of the government that the peace had been restored in Swat."The attackers not only completed their work but also managed to flee," added.