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President Returns National Accountability (Amendment) Bill 2022 Unsigned

President Dr Arif Alvi has returned the National Accountability (Amendment) Bill, 2022 without according his assent.

While returning the bill unsigned, he said it is regressive in nature and will promote corruption by ensuring that the long arm of the law is crippled.

The President said he is aware of the fact that under Article 75 (2) of the Constitution of Pakistan the bill will be enacted into law even if the President of Pakistan does not sign it.

It is pertinent to mention that the National Accountability (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was passed by the joint sitting of the Parliament and will become a law under Article 75 (2) of the Constitution, which states that a bill once returned by the President, if is passed by the joint sitting of the Parliament, with or without amendment, is deemed to have been given assent, after 10-days.