PA not legally bound to implement CII proposals

Source: Published in Current Affairs on Friday, May 27, 2016

LAHORE: Law Minister Rana Sanaullah says the Punjab Assembly is not legally bound to implement the recommendations of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on any subject.

“The Council of Islamic Ideology has not sent any recommendations on the Women Protection Act and even if such recommendations are received, the Punjab Assembly may consider the same and amend the act only if appropriate as the house is not legally bound to implement the CII suggestions,” he told the media at the provincial assembly here on Thursday.

Responding to a query about alleged corruption of Ali Imran, a son-in-law of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, he said though a vilification campaign is under way against Imran, instructions have been issued to investigate his 18 properties.

He said Imran is the owner of Ali Trade Centre in which Punjab Power Company’s Ikram Naveed had purchased some offices and flats which are being investigated and not because of any wrongdoing of the CM’s son-in-law.

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He said the CM had ordered action against Naveed a few months ago immediately after learning about the Rs230 million embezzlement by the power company’s CEO. He said Imran could not be held responsible for personal acts of the 300 customers who had purchased offices and flats in the 35-storey Ali Trade Centre being constructed by him abiding by all building by-laws and meeting all other legalities.

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