Javed Jabbar resigns as NFC member from Balochistan

By: News Desk      Published: 12:59 PM, 31 May, 2020
Javed Jabbar resigns as NFC member from Balochistan

Former senator Javed Jabbar announced his resignation as the non-statutory member of the 10th National Finance Commission (NFC) from Balochistan.

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal had nominated Javed Jabbar as non-statutory member from Balochistan to the 10th NFC that President Dr Arif Alvi constituted as per the notification issued on May 12.

In a letter written to President Arif Alvi, Javed Jabbar thanked President Arif Alvi, Governor of Balochistan Justice (retd) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai and Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani for nominating him as the non-statutory member from Balochistan for the 10th NFC.

Javed Jabbar stated that any citizen of Pakistan who, in the opinion of the nominating authority is suitably qualified, irrespective of the province of residence is eligible as per the Constitution and law, to represent any of the four provinces and to serve on the NFC, or any other federal or provincial body.

Regarding the resignation, the chief minister tweeted: “Javed Jabbar sahib’s volunteer resignation is a sad event and it’s sad to see how some self-centred people made disinformation about him.”

“He is a man of knowledge, experience, depth on Balochistan & years on NFC. Hope those criticized and played negative shall realize it!.”

This development came due to the notices issued by the Islamabad High Court on a petition challenging the composition of the 10th National Finance Commission (NFC). Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb of the IHC heard the petition moved by Khurram Dastagir Khan, a leader of the Pakistan Muslin League-Nawaz (PML-N).