Islamabad: Rejecting the NAB Ordinance 2021, Vice President PPP, Senator Sherry Rehman said the PTI government has a “clear ulterior motive behind this Ordinance, issued with obvious malafide intent, which we will reject in the Senate.”
“They are hell bent on changing the entire law to save one person so that their own scandals remain hidden. We will oppose this with full force,” she said.
“Once again, the PTI government disrespected the parliament by issuing an Ordinance which is in clear violation of the Constitution, when in fact they should have consulted the House on this serious matter. When the NAB law clearly stated that in order to give an extension to the chairman, a consultation with the leader of the opposition in National Assembly is required then why did they use this convoluted route to go against the law?” she questioned.
Rehman said, “PPP has worked hard for years to establish unity and consensus when we were in office, whereas PTI government keeps pushing the boundaries of authoritarianism and undoing our hard work. The irony is not lost on anyone that on one hand the PM promises a “corruption-free Pakistan” while on the other hand, he is no longer complying with the constitution.”
“The whole narrative constructed of “reform” is disingenuous and designed to obscure the fact that reforms can never be person specific. Their refusal to comply with constitutional norms really begs the question – has just and fair governance for the will of the people ever been on PTI’s mind?” concluded Parliamentary leader of the PPP, Senator Sherry Rehman.