ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Information and Law Minister Barrister Ali Zafar Thursday said that the government cannot interfere in legal actions taken by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) under its mandate.
The minister was addressing a press conference outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Ali Zafar further said that the interim government does not wish to become part of any blame game, adding that institutions should undertake all actions that are within the framework of the law.
He was referring to NAB’s recent action against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders, in specific the bureau’s recent decision to bring back former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons from London to appear in corruption cases against them.
In his remarks, Zafar said the responsibility of providing funds for the upcoming general election rests with the government, adding that the July 25 polls should be on time, peaceful and transparent.
Explaining that several polling stations have been declared sensitive, he assured that the public will be informed of any and all threats in case such information is received.
The minister further stated that an assurance cannot be given that there will be no power cuts on polling day as the country suffers from line losses.