KARACHI: The provincial government on Thursday officially ended the jurisdiction of the National Accountability Bureau Ordinance (NAO) 1999 in the province.
A notification issued by the law ministry directed authorities to print the NAO 1999 repeal bill 2017.
With the new law in effect, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will now only be mandated to probe and hear cases related to the federal government’s institutions as its authority in the province will be replaced with the Sindh Accountability Commission.
On July 3, the Sindh Assembly passed the ‘anti-NAB bill’, which seeks to revoke NAB’s power in the province. The bill was vehemently opposed by opposition members of the house.
The opposition members also staged a walkout from the provincial assembly in protest of the anti-NAB bill.
MQM-Pakistan leader Faisal Subzwari, speaking to the media, rejected the bill saying it was an attempt to cover the irregularities carried out by the corrupt.