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PTI govt decides to bring whistleblower Protection Act in parliament

Federal Minister for Law Dr Farogh Naseem on Firday said a draft of the Whistleblower Protection Act will be presented in parliament in the coming days and will include protections for whistle-blowers.
“The law will invite countrymen to identify the corrupt and (whistleblowers will) get 20 percent of the ill-gotten money and assets recovered from such people,” he told a press conference in Islamabad.
“An impartial commission will look into the complaints of corruption and the names of whistleblowers will be kept secret,” he added.
The minister also invited political parties to give their input, saying they should be on the same page in order to clamp down on corruption.
Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier this month had announced the law that will reward whistleblowers who help nab corrupt officials and politicians.