Cabinet division sets into motion process of NAB Ord approval

Cabinet members asked to give nod on circulation summary 

By: News Desk      Published: 02:41 PM, 6 Oct, 2021
Cabinet division sets into motion process of NAB Ord approval
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The cabinet division on Wednesday set into motion the process to approve the summary of the amendment to the NAB Ordinance as the division has started dispatching a summary in this regard to the cabinet members for their approval, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Sources informed that the cabinet members were asked to give their approval to the summary of the amended NAB Ordinance and they were dispatched the details of the amendment to the law. 

It is expected that the summary will be approved by this evening, the sources expect, saying further that after the approval by the cabinet, the summary of the amended NAB Ordinance would be dispatched to the President House. And after the approval by President Arif Alvi, the amended NAB Ordinance would be implemented. 

The sources have revealed that until a new NAB chairman is appointed, the current chairman would continue to hold the NAB chief office.

They say that in the amended ordinance, the clause of holding consultation with the opposition leader stays. 

If disagreement persists between the prime minister and opposition leader, then the matter would be referred to the parliamentary committee, they added.

The proposed ordinance stipulates in order to remove the NAB chairman, the Supreme Judicial Council should be consulted.

For the NAB chief, the name of the current chairman, Justice ® Javed Iqbal could also be considered.

This is for the first time that a parliamentary committee will be included in the NAB chairman’s appointment process.  

Reporter Awais Kiyani