ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan warned that his party would resist every attempt by the ruling PML-N to clip the wings of National Accountability Commission (NAB).
Both Prime Minister and Punjab Chief Minister are issuing threats to the commission. We strongly condemn them,” Khan said. “If NAB is doing good job, it should be praised and commended by the government,” he said.
Khan said that NAB should be made an independent and autonomous boy.
“It is shameful to see federal government making Khyber Pakhthunkhwa Ehtasab Commission amendments a reason to attack and undermine the NAB. We will not let that happen,” he said.
“As per my commitment, KPEC will remain independent and will have all the powers to nab any corrupt individual in the province. “Independent accountability has been the cornerstone of my struggle since last 20 years and let me assure you all that I will never back down from it,” he said.
Khan dispelled the impression that former KPEC chief General (retd Hamid) was facing any trouble from the government. “Not once did I or Pervaiz Khattak give any statement against Gen Hamid or KPEC when our sitting minister (Zia ullah Afridi) got arrested,” he argued.
“If there is any amendment which impedes the process of accountability, we will review with the help of well reputed lawyer/judges. I will personally head a committee which will comprise of lawyers & judges. We will review any amendment which can hinder accountability,” Khan announced.
“I will make sure that we counter this impression created that we have clipped the wings of KPEC,” Khan pledged.