ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, during the session of the upper house Former Senate chairman raised serious questions on the purposed amendments by the PTI led federal government to the NAB ordinance.
Dawn reported him saying that the government through the amendments had exempted businessmen, bureaucrats, judges and the military from being proceeded against under the law. “Who is then left? Only you and I are left,” Mr. Rabbani said, while addressing the Senate chairman.
While, giving suggestion that the parliament should be allowed to ‘try the parliamentarians’ Mr. Rabbani asked, “Is the NAB law only there for politicians?
Former Senate chairman opined, if the government really serious about accountability, then, “the only way for the meaningful accountability is one law, one bureau and across the board accountability,” Dawn reported.
According to Mr. Raza Rabbani there should be ‘no holy cows’ under a fair accountability law that according to him should apply to the judiciary and military as well as the bureaucracy.
Mr. Rabbani said that the Khan led PTI government is not properly following the constitution in true letter and spirit which made the parliament ineffective, Dawn reported.
While speaking about the extension of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Mr. Rabbani opined that due to the incapability and incapacity of PTI government a national institution (army) was brought into an embarrassing position,” Dawn reported.
“What kind of a government is this which cannot issue three or four notifications?” Mr. Rabbani asked, while urging the government to let the parliament and the Senate play their constitutional roles, Dawn reported.