Balochistan govt to amend anti-corruption laws

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QUETTA: The Balo¬chis¬tan government has decided to amend the Anti-corrup¬tion and Inquiry Estab¬lish¬ment Bill to make the institution more effective throu¬¬gh legislation for initiating probe against officials and other people involved in corruption in the province.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Anti-Cor¬ruption Department, Balo¬chistan, here on Thursday. Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani presided over the meeting which was also attended by Director Gen¬eral of the Anti-Corruption Depart¬ment Zeeshan Lehri and other senior officials.
Mr Lehri briefed the meeting on the performance of his department and progress on different corruption cases under investigation in the department.
In the view of Prime Min¬ister Imran Khan’s directives which he had given to the chief minister to make anti-corruption institution more effective, it was decided that after reviewing the existing laws a draft would be presented before the cabinet to amend them.
A bill will be moved in the Balochistan Assembly after approval of the amended draft for legislation.
The chief minister told the meeting that a committee should be formed which would recommend registration of FIRs after reviewing evidence of corruption against any person.
“There is dire need of reforms in the anti-corruption institutions for making them more effective,” Mr Alyani said.

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