Nawaz, Shehbaz ‘direct beneficiaries’ of NAB law amendments, says Qureshi


Former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday accused the government of amending accountability laws to protect the “corrupt elite class”, claiming PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will be “direct beneficiaries of the changes”.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Qureshi alleged the amendments made by the government to the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 were the ones they had once proposed to the PTI in an attempt to get the NRO — a term politicians used to imply concessions.

The National Assembly had on May 26 approved the National Accountability (Second Amendment) Bill, 2021.