Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah yesterday claimed that the National Accountability Bureau could probe into major development projects executed in Punjab.

“All major projects across the province are opened to scrutiny and the Punjab government has no objection if the anti-graft body carried out investigation,” he stated while talking to media persons here on Monday.

The provincial minister claimed that the Women Protection Act (WPA) aims at protecting the oppressed women. “We cannot dump the WPA, however, we have decided to make some amendments to the act,” he pointed out, adding that the government could not allow the men to break bones of women or throw acid on their face on a daily basis. “Whosoever violates the law, he will not escape the clutches of the law,” Rana Sannaullah declared.

He averred that Pervaiz Elahi is daydreaming and “his dreams would not come true.”

“We are not like the PTI that shouts and complains about rigging whenever it loses in election and makes a fuss when wins polls,” he boasted.

Earlier, addressing a special function at Police Lines here, the provincial minister said that the Punjab government has granted a compensation of Rs17 million to three martyred policemen of the Punjab Highway Police who had laid down their lives in a “Terrorist Attack”. The Punjab Law Minister handed over compensation cheques to the heirs of the martyred inspector Ishaq Ali, ASI Imran Liaqat and Rafaqat Ali. The ceremony was attended by Additional IG Highways Patrolling Amjad Jawed Saleemi, MPAs - Ch Faqir Hussain Dogar, Zafar Iqbal Nagra, Acting CPO Afzal Kausar and other high police officers and large number of Police Employees attended the ceremony.

Rana Sanaullah paid rich tributes to the martyred cops and said that the compensation granted by the government would surely redress the economic problems of the bereaved families.

The minister said that the policemen and members of other law enforcement agencies are rendering great services to protect the life and property of the citizens.