Opposition leader, govt mull over names for chairman NAB post | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah met on Tuesday Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to hold consultations over names for the appointment of the new National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.

Shah after the meeting said that the government has suggested three names, namely, Justice (retd) Rehmat Jafry, Justice (retd) Chaudhry Aijaz and Diretor General Itelligence Bureau Aftab Sultan.

Names suggested by the opposition are Justice (retd) Faqer Mohammad Khokhar, Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal and former secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan Ishtiaque Ahmed Khan.

Shah said that he and the prime minister will further consult on the matter with their respective party leaders.

Earlier, Shah, while criticising the role of the Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, said that an investigation should be launched regarding the role of the two parties in relation to the passing of the bill from the Senate.

Shah said that despite contacting the PTI thrice, it did not suggest the name for the post of chairman of the National Accountability Bureau.

“If they don’t suggest a name, I cannot keep on waiting,” he said.

The opposition leader said that the selection of the chairman NAB will be done before October 8, adding that he would meet the prime minister again on Thursday.

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Talking about former president Asif Zardari, Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed said the Pakistan Peoples Party’s supremo wants his own National Accountability Bureau chairman, caretaker government and election commission.

Rasheed also said that Punjab will be battle ground between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, adding that Zardari’s party is not a contender in the country’s biggest province.  

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