PM Abbasi to chair PML-N’s parliamentary party meeting today

Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has summoned a session of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentary party today (Friday).
The participants will discuss various agendas including changing country’s political situation while the premier will also arrange lunch for them.
Earlier, Abbasi said the law of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) requires serious reforms as it had been promulgated by a dictator to counter the politicians and meet his designs.
The prime minister said a multiparty committee had taken up the task to review the law and had also evolved a consensus over a draft. However, later, the exercise was politicized after Panama issue surfaced making it difficult to implement such amended law in prevailing circumstance.
He said though there must be a process for accountability but it must be within the purview of the law and the Constitution.
To a question, the prime minister said the present government would present annual budget by mid-May as the interim government had neither mandate to present the budget nor it would have such an experience.
The next government could review it in accordance with its priorities, he added.
He reiterated that all the institutions must respect one another’s domains and quoted media reports that parliamentarians were even labeled as drug smugglers by the courts.
The premier said executive was almost paralysed today as the officers were not willing to work. The easiest way for a government functionary was to do no work, else they would have to face either court or NAB, he remarked.