New accountability mechanism in Pak may hold armed forces, judiciary accountable

September 8th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Sept 8 (ANI): Under a new accountability mechanism in Pakistan, personnel of the armed forces and judiciary may also be held accountable.
According to The News, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has constituted a committee headed by Law Minister Farooq H. Naek to work out the new system, which will be introduced after the National Accountability Ordinance of 1999 in repealed.
In the 1999 ordinance, there was no provision to deal with corruption in the judiciary and armed forces.
The new law would abolish the accountability courts functioning under the Law Ministry and corruption references would be filed in Sessions Courts.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) would deal with corruption cases of government employees.
The National Accountability Bureau was likely to be renamed as national accountability commission or national commission for accountability.
Moreover, cases of corruption by politicians would be referred to the commission. (ANI)

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