Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has condemned the coalition government’s amendments to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) law, saying the National Accountability (Amendment) Bill 2022 “would help the cabal of crooks get another NRO”.
In a series of tweets on Monday, the former premier termed it a “black day” in the country’s history as the law amended by the “imported government of crooks comes into effect ending accountability.”
With the amended NAB law, he claimed, Pakistan was “heading towards destruction by removing white-collar criminals from accountability”.
Imran reiterated his stance that Pakistan’s economic and political system was derailed through a “US-backed regime-change conspiracy” simply to give “this cabal of crooks another NRO.”
“At a time when our economy had stabilised and was moving towards sustainable growth of 6%, the conspirators chose to destabilise Pakistan by sending the economy into a tailspin and dropping a price bomb on our people; just to give these criminals NRO-2,” Imran said.
He warned that the latest amendment in the NAB legislation would nip a hefty sum of Rs1,100 billion off the bureau’s jurisdiction.
“Rs1,100 billion of the Rs1,200 billion that was being investigated by NAB will now be out of NAB’s jurisdiction, giving this criminal mafia their NRO-2,” Imran said.
“History will neither forget nor forgive all those who were part of and enabled this conspiracy against Pakistan to succeed.”