The Ministry of Legislation and Justice has reportedly been preparing a summary to ship to the Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan relating to the extension of sitting Chairman of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (redtd) Javed Iqbal, reported Malik Asad for Dawn.
The four-year time period of Justice Iqbal as NAB chairman will expire this month. A senior official of the ministry has confirmed that they’ll ship the proposal to the PM quickly.
Nevertheless, the federal government hasn’t taken a remaining resolution but. Based on an official, within the proposal, the declaration of an ordinance for giving extension has been advised.
“In case the PM decides to grant an extension to the chairman, the regulation ministry will draft an ordinance to amend the Nationwide Accountability Ordinance (NAO) and ahead it to the president,” the sources stated.
If PM agrees, an modification might be made in sub-section b of Part 6, which states, “There shall be a Chairman NAB to be appointed by the President in session with the [Leader of the House and the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly] for a [non-extendable] interval of [four] years on such phrases and circumstances as could also be decided by the President and shall not be eliminated besides on the grounds of elimination of Decide of Supreme Court docket of Pakistan.”
Earlier, Info Minister Fawad Chaudhry stated, “The federal government has decided not to consult Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif for the appointment of NAB chairman since he (Sharif) is accused in a number of corruption references filed by the bureau.”
Later, Pakistan Individuals’s Social gathering (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tweeted that PPP will forcefully oppose the illegal extension within the tenure of chairman NAB.