ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Peoples Party has, once again, made a high-level contact with Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) on narrowing down differences between the two sides on the draft National Accountability Commission (NAC) Act 2010 pending with the National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice since long. Sources aware of the development informed TheNation that both the parties had divergent viewpoint on host of issues including the appointment of Chairman of the proposed NAC and financial autonomy. The sources further informed that Pakistan Peoples Party leadership had once again approached PML-N to come forward and help narrow down differences on the new accountability law so that the same could be presented before the Parliament for enactment. When contacted PML-N leaders dealing with the matter expressed their ignorance about the fresh contact between the senior leadership but at the same time they said that they were in constant touch with each other on the subject, as the matter was pending with the National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice. The sources in the PML-N termed the fresh contact, if made, was just another attempt to gain more time and saw little sincerity on part of the PPP leadership to come up with some concrete measures for the early passage of a consensus accountability process. These sources further said that over the past couple of years Pakistan Peoples Party had approached them several times, assuring them on removing their reservations over the passage of draft NAC Act but later the backed out from their commitment and never incorporated their proposals in it. The non-seriousness of the government towards the NAC Act could be judged well from the fact that Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on the floor of National Assembly had pledged that he would be sending the draft NAC Act to PML-N President and whatever amendments he would made in it would be incorporated in it and the same would be presented before the Parliament for approval but later nothing of the sort had been transpired and PPP remained adamant to their viewpoint, a senior PML-N leader commented. The sources in PML-N said that they just wanted to make the NAC Act more comprehensive, independent and free from all sorts of governmental interference in conduct of blanket accountability. These sources said PML-N was against the use of this key accountability apparatus as a tool of political victimisation like it had been done in the past and wanted to see it as an independent and permanent body to do accountability of all the public office holders in most transparent fashion. These sources said that PPP wanted to keep this department crippled as it was right now with all the key positions including Chairman NAB and Prosecutor General were vacant and those who were currently at the helms of affairs were getting dictation from the governments loyalists.