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Imran defends referring KP women protection bill to CII

PESHAWAR: Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Wednesday defended sending of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Women Protection Bill to Council of Islamic Ideology, saying the decision was taken to avoid any “unnecessary controversy”. “We want to empower women in the province and for that matter we referred the bill to Islamic Council to build consensus so...

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 6, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Apr 6, 2016 | Last Updated: 5 years ago

PESHAWAR: Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Wednesday defended sending of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Women Protection Bill to Council of Islamic Ideology, saying the decision was taken to avoid any “unnecessary controversy”.

“We want to empower women in the province and for that matter we referred the bill to Islamic Council to build consensus so that it could not become controversial like it happened in Punjab,” Imran said while talking to newsmen.

The KP government's move had drawn criticism from rights activists.

To a question about Panama Papers, Imran said that the ruling family set up offshore companies to evade taxes, adding that he would talk about the leaked documents in the National Assembly session tomorrow.

The PTI chairman said the commission led by him has prepared recommendations to improve the existing Ehtesab Act. “The Ehtesab Commission would make policies while the DG (Director General) of the commission would implement it under the proposed Act”.

He said Lt-Gen (retd) Hamid resigned as DG Ehtesab Commission over reservations that KP government want to undermine the independence of the commission.

“In a new act we have tried to remove all the reservations that General Hamid had expressed in his resignation,” Imran added.

He said that the provincial government is also working to counter white-collar crime. –Samaa

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