Oversight entities must show no partisan bias — Khasawneh

Oversight and security authorities must be neutral, the prime minister said Tuesday. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh on Tuesday told the Senate that oversight and security authorities’ work should not be partisan as the country proceeds with enhancing political life, Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The prime minister stressed that oversight bodies should not be affiliated with political parties, in order to be able to carry out their work impartially, and protect the democratic process and the concept of partisan engagement.

Oversight of financial affairs, human rights, and the judiciary, he indicated, should be free from any partisan practice.

“Those who engage in judicial or supervisory work need to stay clear of partisan work until they leave public office,” Khasawneh said, further stressing the need to ensure the impartiality of the supervisory authorities in regard to state finances, which monitor the spending of the executive body.

As the country works to develop political life, oversight and security authorities must be neutral, not involved in partisan work, said the prime minister.

He added that there will be amendments to current regulations whose objective is to encourage and motivate young people to engage in partisan work in universities.

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