President writes letter to PM, Opp leader for NAB chief's appointment

By: News Desk
Published: 03:18 PM, 11 Dec, 2021
President writes letter to PM, Opp leader for NAB chief's appointment
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The President House has once again become active on the matter of National Accountability Bureau chief’s appointment as the former has written a letter to Prime Minister and Opposition leader asking them to propose name for the bureau head, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.

Incumbent NAB Chairman Justice ® Javed Iqbal has completed his 4-year tenure on Oct 11, 2021. But the government through a presidential ordinance has kept Mr Iqbal in office.

According to sources, President Arif Alvi in his letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Opposition leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has asked them to suggest name for the NAB chief

After proposing names, the government and opposition will unanimously select the new NAB head.

On Oct 6, President Arif Ali promulgated the NAB Second Amendment Ordinance 2021. By virtue of this ordinance, the president will have the power to set up as many accountability courts as he wants. He will also consult the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition for the appointment of Chairman NAB. Moreover, the President will appoint the judges of the NAB courts after consultation with the chief justices of the high courts.

While talking to media yesterday, former prime minister and PML-N senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi censured government for promulgating two ordinances to keep the head of National Accountability Bureau in office deploring the fact that no consultation was made on it and now President Arif Alvi had written a letter seeking consultation after a passage of two months. 

Mr Abbasi said that NAB chairman was working on ‘daily wages’. He said that the government was making false references against its opponents in order to stifle the dissenting voices.