Govt to bring ordinance on NAB chairman's appointment on Wednesday: Fawad 

By: News Desk      Published: 08:00 PM, 5 Oct, 2021
Govt to bring ordinance on NAB chairman's appointment on Wednesday: Fawad 

Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has said that the government will bring an ordinance regarding the issue of the NAB chairman's appointment on Wednesday (tomorrow), reported 24News HD TV channel on Tuesday.  

During a media briefing after the meeting of the federal cabinet, he said that the government had prepared a draft ordinance for extension of the NAB chairman’s tenure but there was no discussion in the cabinet on the matter today. He said the government would not discuss the matter of the NAB chairman’s extension with Shehbaz Sharif as he himself was an accused. He said the opposition should change the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly for consultation on the issue. He reiterated that the modern technology would be used in the new census in the country and tablets would be used and the help of NADRA and other agencies will be sought.

“When people are counted, a curfew is imposed at the same time and a questionnaire is sent to the people to ask if they have lived at the same address for more than 6 months and will they stay another 6 months on the same address,” he added. 

On the use of the government’s plan on using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the next general elections, Fawad Chaudhary said Prime Minister’s Advisor Dr Babar Awan briefed the meeting that the opposition was invited to come up with its recommendations on EVMs, but to no avail. He said the government would take this matter to the joint session of the parliament.

Talking on Pandora Papers, he said that the Federal Cabinet was briefed on the matter and the PM had set up a high-level cell under the Prime Minister’s Inspection Commission to investigate the Pandora leaks.

Talking about the doctors’ protests against National Licensing Exam (NLE), He said that we would never want our doctors to be not up to international standards. He said Dr Faisal Sultan gave a detailed briefing to the Cabinet on the entry test in Medical Colleges adding that it is not possible to arrange laptops and computers for 200,000 students during the test.

Govt to bring ordinance on NAB chairman's appointment on Wednesday: Fawad 

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