NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal to be given extension: sources

ISLAMABAD: The authorities has determined to retain the companies of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, Geo News reported Tuesday, citing sources.

Sources aware about the matter mentioned {that a} draft ordinance has been ready by the authorized minds of the federal government to provide him extension.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair a gathering as we speak (Tuesday), during which ultimate approval might be given to the proposal drafted in session with federal ministers, mentioned the sources.

Law Minister Dr Farogh Nasim, Adviser to the PM on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan and Adviser on Interior and Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar urged adjustments within the legislation.

The well-placed sources mentioned that a couple of amendments have been proposed.

The draft has been ready holding in view the authorized implications linked to the extension within the NAB chairman’s tenure, which is ready to run out this month.

The tenure of a NAB chairman can’t be prolonged beneath part 6(b) of the NAB Ordinance 1999.

‘PM to contemplate a couple of identify for the submit’

Earlier, Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem had rejected media experiences and clarified that his ministry had not drafted an ordinance to increase the tenure of Justice (retd) Iqbal because the NAB chief.

He had mentioned that it was the prime minister’s prerogative to choose an individual for the submit of the top of the anti-corruption watchdog and that he may solely give his recommendation on the problem. Naseem had mentioned the prime minister will contemplate a couple of identify for the submit and “will pick whomever he deems fit for the slot.”

Moreover, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry had mentioned that the federal government won’t be consulting Leader of the Opposition within the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif over the appointment of NAB’s subsequent chairman.

He had termed consulting with Shahbaz over the matter akin to asking a suspect who their interrogating officer ought to be.

Meanwhile, the opposition events had already introduced that they may problem the federal government’s move within the Supreme Court.


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