The Legislative Management Committee of National Assembly has amended the Prevention of Corruption Act keeping punitive measures even for those proposing bribes.
The amendment bill registered in the National Assembly had proposed jail term for those 'directly or indirectly giving bribes or agreeing to give bribes' but the committee has proposed punishment even for those proposing bribes.
There was no law to punish those proposing bribes earlier.
Those proposing bribes can now be jailed for four-14 years and fined any claimed amount if the amendment by the committee were passed.
The committee has specified quantum of punishment for those receiving, giving and proposing bribes of different amounts. It has set a jail term of one-six months for those receiving, giving and proposing bribes up to Rs 50,000; six months to one year for Rs 50,000 to Rs 100,000; one-two years for Rs 100,000 to Rs 500,000; two-four years for Rs 500,000 to Rs 2.5 million, four-six years for Rs 2.5-5 million; six-eight years for Rs 5-10 million, eight-10 years for Rs 10-100 million; and 10-14 years for over Rs 100 million.
The bill including the amendments made by the committee is scheduled to be passed by the National Assembly Tuesday.
Published Date: Tuesday, Ashar 9, 2077, 11:56:00