New accountability ordinance challenged in IHC

Islamabad High Court (IHC). Photo: file
Islamabad High Court (IHC). Photo: file  

ISLAMABAD: The newly-promulgated National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 has been challenged within the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday by a citizen named Abdul Latif Qureshi. 

President Dr Arif Alvi had promulgated the ordinance on October 8, paving the best way for the incumbent National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal to proceed holding his put up till the appointment of his successor.

Citing numerous selections taken by the Supreme Court (SC), the petitioner talked about that the re-appointment of retired judges is in opposition to the independence of the judiciary.

According to the stories, the federal authorities and NAB chairman have been made events to the petition.

The  new NAB ordinance 

Per the amended ordinance, the brand new NAB chairman will likely be appointed for a interval of 4 years and his time period could also be prolonged.

The methodology adopted for the appointment of the NAB chairman would be the one employed whereas granting an extension.

The ordinance states that the president will appoint the NAB chairman in session with the prime minister and the Opposition chief.

In case of a failure to reach a consensus on the appointment, the matter will likely be despatched to a 12-member parliamentary committee shaped particularly for the matter.

It additionally states that the NAB chairman can ship his resignation to the president.


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