The Pakistan Business Council Said

The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) said that new proposed laws and reforms on the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should be written inappropriately and carefully. The proposed amendment to the NAB Ordinance 1999 aimed to reduce the power to improperly investigate civilians and organizations, leaving ample room for continued investigation of the private sector in the pretext, directly or indirectly linked to public officials. I leave it.

The text of the Amendment reads

The council was observed in a press release released on Saturday. The text of the Amendment reads, the application of the NAB Act may not be extended to an individual or organization, and the individual / organization may not be directly or indirectly linked to a public office holder. The PBC added, “In most cases, the proposed text would be of little comfort to the private sector because it could be directly or indirectly linked to the civil servants.” Reentry NAB's door.

The PBC recommended limiting NAB's power only to those in public office. Other government investigators, regulators and courts added that they must exercise the power to hold the private sector accountable without NAB interference. The PBC also proposed amendments in some sections of the NAB Bylaw. The PBC also recommends the change so that the trial can continue in the appropriate forum, as NAB must transfer existing litigation to the other appropriate courts against the private sector.

In order to exclude individuals and organizations proposed by the PBC, we must remove the provision “To Everyone” from the NAB Bylaws. It added that the bylaws should only apply to large-scale corruption cases by public officials. In the proposed amendment, the proposed threshold of 500 million rupees is too low to increase to at least 2 billion rupees.

The Lahore High Court

Lahore High Court has issued a series of instructions to plant seedlings in various departments of the Punjab government, to stricter existing legislation to protect forests and handle violations. All respondents must take steps to protect, manage and preserve forests and trees in urban areas, and actually make clear and explicit efforts to expand forests and trees in Pakistan and Punjab." Judge Jawad Hassan. The petition is a lawyer and civil society activist who questioned the government's failure to implement the law and asked.

The Respondents Department to explain how National Climate Change Policy 2012, National Forest Policy 2015 and Forest Policy Statement, 1999 were implemented. Moved by the field. To increase forest cover in Pakistan and Punjab, they are also looking for reasons for the sharp decline in forest cover, especially in Punjab, and taking measures to increase forest cover to reach 20-25pc, the minimum satisfaction criterion required for a balanced economy. Asked.

The petitioner also urged the court to initiate a lawsuit against a civil servant who failed to fulfill his obligations. The Lahore Development Authority, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, Registrar Cooperative, Environmental Protection Agency, Parks and Horticultural Authority responded to the petition.

According to the instructions issued by the court, all responsible ministries, departments, departments and authorities must publish annual reports highlighting the expansion of forest areas, tree plantation campaigns in urban areas and measures taken under the law. The law mandates that the relevant authorities be fined if the authorities concerned omit their obligations to the public to comply with the law and cut trees.

The ruling states

The office councils and registrar co-operatives must direct housing associations and authorities to plant at least two trees on a green belt in front of each house. They should also mention assignment letters and by-laws for severe penalties and penalties for tree allocation (minimum Rs25,000 per tree). It instructs the government to use the media and other means to create a mechanism to inform the public, raise awareness of the benefits of trees and file complaints about violations of the law.

Every region must have a person to file a complaint under the jurisdiction of the region and the jurisdiction of the officials,” the ruling also directs the creation of a comprehensive policy on planting trees in urban areas with experience with the city. Farm policy. Judges order schools, universities, higher education institutions, hospitals, parking lots, etc. to create policies for planting trees in squares and waiting rooms / parkings.

The Punjab government must enact laws and regulations that impose fines and penalties for cutting, removing, and damaging trees without the permission of the relevant authorities through each department, and should take into account all mitigation measures at public hearings of projects such as the beginning. Environmental testing and environmental impact assessment ”.
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