Sindh declines to sign NAB Ordinance repeal bill

Sind declines to sign NAB Ordinance repeal bill | pakistantribe.com

KARACHI – Governor of Sind Mohammad Zubair Umar has on Friday refused to sign the repeal bill for NAB Ordinance, Pakistantribe.com reported.

The Sindh Assembly (PPP-MPAs) had last week passed a bill in the Sindh Assembly to repeal NAB Ordinance, which could nullify NAB’s powers in the province.

Governor Sindh stated that the bill relates to subjects that fall in the concurrent list, meaning that both the province and the federation can legislate on them. However since a federal law on the matter already exists, which the said bill wants to repeal, the federal law shall prevail.

He has sent the bill back to the Sindh Assembly to reconsider and discard since it is “repugnant to the provisions” of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 and the Constitution.

The bill had been passed by the Sindh Assembly amid opposition protests on July 3.

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