NAB to give “relief” to prisoners by offering hi-tea on the Eid day

The list of prisoners will include all suspects detained at the Kot Lakhpat and Camp jails on judicial remand.

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A statement issued by the anti-graft watchdog has revealed that The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) would give “relief” to its prisoners by offering hi-tea on Eid day.

“Keeping its past tradition alive, the bureau has arranged hi-tea for all detained suspects, and they will also be presented bouquets on Eid day,” a NAB spokesperson said on Wednesday.

The statement said that the bureau was doing so out of a goodwill gesture.

The list of prisoners will include all suspects detained at the Kot Lakhpat and Camp jails on judicial remand. Prominent NAB suspects on judicial remand include Hamza Shahbaz (Opposition Leader of Punjab Assembly), Mir Shakil ur Rehman (Jang/Geo Media Group Editor-in-Chief), and Ahad Cheema (Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Former Director General).

Meanwhile, the sudden appearance and circulation of a fake draft purported as a government bill was highlighted by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). PTI suspects that a serious foul play lies behind this act, which has undermined PTI’s efforts to fix anomalies in the accountability regime. The claims of PTI were stated in a report by a local English daily.

A member of the cabinet was quoted in the report saying, “The issue of NAB amendments has been pushed to the back burner yet again and now the government will see what can be done after Eid.

To amend NAB law (either through an ordinance or if possible by convening a session of parliament to carry out the required legislation), the PTI government has recently decided to consult all stakeholders which include the opposition parties.”

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