President Alvi Returns NAB Amendment Bill Without Signing It
ISLAMABAD: The President, Dr. Arif Alvi, returned the NAB Amendment Bill 2022 without signing it.
According to the details, the President returned the NAB Amendment Bill after the Election Amendment Bill without any signatures.
It should be noted that after the approval of the National Assembly and the Senate, he was sent by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs to make the bill an act, however, Arif Alvi did not sign the bill. law.
Refusing to sign the bill, the president said countries around the world were working to crack down on white-collar crime, with black money coming from political elements such as tax evasion, obtained from crime and other sources of corruption, leaving no traces that can be traced.
Referring to FATF, Dr. Arif Alvi said that FATF is an example that has been working for decades for the prevention of money laundering, therefore, we should also take inspiration from Islamic jurisprudence on these issues.
He said the accused must present evidence on sources of income, and where and how he obtained property or wealth. Proving the ownership of wealth is the responsibility of the prosecution while proving the source of the wealth is the responsibility of the accused. Obtaining wealth from unknown sources was a crime in Pakistan, but these amendments have weakened this notion and rendered it largely ineffective.
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The president said the High Court also reflected the general impression that there were regrettably flaws in the implementation of the NAB order. This can be done to protect the political interests of the elements.
He said that on the one hand, when the people demanded the return of looted wealth, on the other hand, lengthy legal proceedings and ineffective prosecutions made it very difficult to expose, prevent and eradicate corruption. In light of decades of experience, these laws should have been amended to eliminate the loopholes in the law and make justice more efficient.
The President added that we did not expect the efforts of previous governments to be thwarted and the accountability process to be incredibly weakened. It is a pity that the institutions Instead of improving the infrastructure of the country, the accountability process without any alternative system has been paralyzed.
“Nations that pass such laws not only exploit the common man, but also promote injustice in society,” he said. “Personally, I imitate and respect the constitution of Pakistan. Sunnah rules should be followed. I consider myself responsible before Allah Almighty and ask Him for forgiveness. My conscience does not allow me to sign the Accountability Bill,” he said.