Laws against corruption not aimed to harass anyone unfairly: FM Qureshi

Speaking to media in Islamabad, he said that the drafts relating to Financial Action Task Force (FATF), National Security and National Accountability Bureau have been sent to opposition. 

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the government is committed to eradicating corruption from the country through better legislation with the cooperation of the opposition.

He told the media in Islamabad that drafts of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), National Security and National Accountability Bureau had been sent to the Opposition.

The FM said the government hopes the opposition will look into the matter with an open heart and that these issues will be discussed together after receiving a response from the opposition.

The Foreign Minister said the legal process was ongoing as the Treasury and the Opposition had different views on different laws.

He said a 24-member parliamentary committee had been set up to work on these differences for better legislation.

He said the purpose of the laws against corruption was not to unjustly harass anyone, but to mercilessly book those who exploited the country.

It may be noted that the federal government has proposed amendments to the National Accountability Ordinance (NAB) Ordinance and recommended the extension of its President, Vice President and Prosecutor General.

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