Prime Minister Imran Khan isn’t afraid of accountability because he has nothing to hide, said Special Assistant on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan.
The top court has ruled that he is sadiq and amin, she said in a tweet on Sunday afternoon. PM Khan’s worst political rivals have tried unsuccessfully to convict him in corruption cases, she added.
“The PML-N leaders are engaging in politics over the new NAB ordinance,” she wrote.
Imran Khan’s fight against corruption is still ongoing. NAB is responsible of probing into mega corruption cases and it is determined to root out corruption, she said in her tweets. All government employees who have made extra bucks through illegal appointments, kickbacks or misuse of authority will be held accountable.
Honest officeholders have nothing to hide and they should continue performing their legal duties, she said. “This is will the country’s governance.”
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government had made drastic changes in the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 through a presidential ordinance promulgated on Friday. Under the ordinance, the powers of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were curtailed keeping in view frequent complaints of the bureaucracy and the business community.
However, in view of growing criticism against what many critics described as a “mother of all NROs” to businessmen, bureaucrats and politicians, majority of the amendments circulated to the cabinet by the law ministry were taken back on Saturday.
Two major opposition parties — the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan People’s Party — had rejected the ordinance, alleging that the government is making efforts to protect a few of its cronies and “dry-clean” the PTI.