Pakistan

President Alvi denies signing Official Secrets, Army Act amendment bills

ISLAMABAD: In a twist of events, President Arif Alvi denied Sunday signing Official Secrets (Amendment) Bill, 2023, and the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill, 2023, claiming that his staff “undermined” his orders.

Alvi’s revelations came on microblogging platform X, formerly known as Twitter, a day after he had reportedly assented to the two bills.

“As God is my witness, I did not sign Official Secrets Amendment Bill 2023 & Pakistan Army Amendment Bill 2023 as I disagreed with these laws,” President Alvi said on X.

“I asked my staff to return the bills unsigned within stipulated time to make them ineffective. I confirmed from them many times that whether they have been returned & was assured that they were.”

“However I have found out today that my staff undermined my will and command. As Allah knows all, He will forgive IA. But I ask forgiveness from those who will be effected,” he added.

Related posts

Imran Khan finally meets bereaved Hazara families at women’s university in Quetta

Daily News

Pakistan records 2,783 fresh coronavirus infections, active cases top 45,000

Daily News

Balochistan Assembly compound turns into war zone during Budget 2021-22:

Daily News

Price hike: PPP hold protest demonstrations across Sindh

Daily News

Pakistan bans all New Year’s celebrations in solidarity with Palestinians

Daily News

Rangers deployed in Punjab as TLP march begins

Daily News

Leave a Comment