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January 12, 2020

Fawad Chaudhry lauds opposition for supporting govt on Army Act

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January 12, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Saturday said strengthening national institutions was top most priority of Imran Khan's government and it was appreciable that the opposition had supported the government on amending the Pakistan Army Act.

Talking to a private news channel, Fawad said PTI-led government is holding consultation with all stakeholders regarding amendments in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Ordinance. He said positive and constructive criticism from the opposition side would always be welcomed.

The minister said all political parties in parliament should play a vital role in further strengthening democratic process in the country. He said the opposition in the National Assembly displayed responsibility regarding the bills concerning services chiefs’ tenure.

Fawad said his government has been introducing various institutional reforms to improve service delivery and for transparent allocation of public spending.

The process of accountability would continue and the government is taking steps to revamp and strengthen institutions and to make them more powerful, he added.

The minister said government was holding constant consultation over the issue and would table the final draft after getting the input from the all stakeholders for making necessary amendments in those laws.

He said the government would not compromise its core pledge of holding corrupt elements accountable before the law. He assured that Imran Khan's government would resolve the issues of masses.

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