By Arshad Ali
ISLAMABAD: The new NAB Amendment Ordinance 2019 has proven to been a relaxation for the politicians and other officials as mega corruption cases are likely to be transferred to other institutions from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the accountability courts.
Several people including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and his son, Hamza Shahbaz, along with Khawaja Saad Rafique, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Abdul Aleem Khan and Sibtain Khan will have a sigh of relief from the new ordinance.
Furthermore, former president Asif Ali Zardari, former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Yousaf Raza Gillani will also benefit from it. Zardari s fake bank accounts case is also likely to be ineffective due to the new anti-graft amendment.
Former principal secretary to PM Fawad Hassan Fawad, former Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Khan Cheema, senior bureaucrat Waseem Ajmal and other important bureaucrats will also cash in on the NAB Amendment Ordinance 2019.
It was futher said that former chairman of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Asif Hashmi is also likely to benefit from the new NAB ordinance in financial irregularities’ case. Ashiana Iqbal scandal, Clean Water corruption case, Paragon reference, Park View Society and Chiniot corruption cases are likely to move from the AC to other courts.
Moreover, cases of Lahore Parking Company, Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) and Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) are also likely to be transferred as 56 corruption cases will also be transferred.
More than 60 references are likely to be effected by the new ordinance. The cases will be transferred from the NAB and accountability courts to the FIA, Customs, Excise and Anti-Smuggling Courts.