Govt, opposition agree to form Independent Commission to oversee NAB functioning

ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition on Friday agreed to oversee the functioning of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and linking its references with the approval of the Independent Commission.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar contacted Opposition leader in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah regarding a new draft law for NAB.

Sources said that Independent Commission will give approval to NAB references, while the government will nominate 70 percent representatives of the independent commission and the opposition will nominate 30 percent representatives of the commission.

“The independent commission will be authorized to reject the decisions of NAB’s Executive Board, while the new ordinance could be enforced through Presidential Ordinance,” sources revealed.

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