Law amended to stop NAB taking action against businessmen: Prime Minister

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that the government has amended law to restrict National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from taking action against business community.

Addressing at a ceremony of Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), the prime minister said the powers of NAB had been restricted to the corruption cases of public office holders.

He said that the business community should be free from coercive action of NAB. The other institutions like FBR and courts are there to deal with cases of business community.

He said that business community has key role in creation of wealth. He further said that no nation can grow without wealth.

The prime minister said that the wealth creation was only possible when business community was facilitated.

He said that in the past there was misconception about making of profit. The prime minister said that there was difference between profiteer and profit making.

The prime minister said that the government desired the businesses should make profit and attract more investment.

He said that the government was making all out efforts to improve ease of doing business. He said that in the outgoing year the ease of doing business was improved by 27 points despite challenging economic situation.

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