PPP to forcefully oppose 'illegal extension' in NAB chairman's tenure

By: News Desk      Published: 03:03 PM, 27 Sep, 2021
PPP to forcefully oppose 'illegal extension' in NAB chairman's tenure

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Monday his party would "forcefully" oppose the possible extension in Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal's tenure as National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.

"Illegal extension in Chairman NABs tenures would be forcefully opposed by PPP," the PPP leader tweeted. "Law specifies tenure my not be extended. Even attempting an extension, for most controversial chairman in history, would serve to prove our argument that National Accountability Bureau is an extension of IKs govt not impartial."

On Saturday, Law Minister Farogh Naseem dismissed reports that his ministry has drafted an ordinance to extend the incumbent NAB chief's tenure.

Talking to journalists, the law minister Farogh Naseem said the issue of the possible extension of the incumbent NAB chairman's tenure has come up in meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan four to five times.

The situation will become clear next week, he hoped and adding it is the prime minister's prerogative to pick a person for the post of the head of the corruption watchdog and that he could only give his advice on the issue.