Islamabad, March 13, 2019 (PPI-OT): A Spokesman of the Ministry of Law has clarified a news item carried out by a section of media alluding that the Federal Government had restrained the Provincial Anti Corruption Department’s powers without the approval of the Prime Minister.
The Spokesman clarified that the present practice of proceeding against Federal Government employees working in provincial governments is governed by Section 6 (5) of the Pakistan Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1958 which stipulates that if the previous sanction is not available or filed with the learned Special Judge (i.e. the learned Special Judge) shall immediately address a letter to the Federal Government directing it to submit to the prosecution and in case the learned Special Judge does not receive any reply within 60 days of his letter to the Federal Government, the sanction to the prosecution “shall be deemed to have been duly accorded”.
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