ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Babar Awan has said that the government has done anything unconstitutional by issuing NAB amendment ordinance. He said that the government is not putting hurdles in the passage of Accountability Bill, adding that the passing of bill into law is responsibility of the National Assembly.
Speaking on the floor of the lower house, Babar Awan said that news reports regarding issuance of NAB ordinance in the darkness of night are baseless and false and is a part of media trial against the government. National Accountability Bureau Ordinance was issued in broad daylight and in accordance with the rules and regulations, he said.
He told that on Sept 6, 2010 summary was sent to Prime Minister after which PM secretariat forwarded the summary to President on 7th September as advice. On 8th September the President inked the summary and approved the summary. On 9th September the summary was sent back to the Law Ministry by the PM Secretariat and on 16 September a notification to this effect was published in the gazette “We are not afraid of accountability,” he said.
He said those involved in manhandling of lawyers’ will be taken to task and cases will be registered against those involved in beating the lawyers’ during a protest rally. -SANA