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Process to appoint new NAB chairman starts this week

NAB Chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal— Twitter/Govt of Pakistan
  • Sources say the Justice Department will issue a summary to President Arif Alvi in ​​accordance with the prime minister’s directives.
  • Say president will seek names for post of NAB chairman from prime minister and send them to opposition leader.
  • Iqbal to continue serving on post till new chairman appointed.

ISLAMABAD: The process to appoint a new chairman for the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will finally start this week.

The term of current NAB Chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal was extended with the promulgation of the National Response (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, by President Arif Alvi in ​​October.

Under the ordinance, Iqbal will continue to serve on the post until a new chairman is appointed.

Sources privy to the matter said that the Ministry of Law will forward a summary to President Arif Alvi this week in compliance with the prime minister’s instructions.

They said that the president will seek names for the post from the prime minister through a letter and send them to the opposition leader.

Under the new law, the president will appoint the NAB chairman in consultation with the prime minister and the Opposition leader.

In the event that no agreement is reached on the nomination, the matter will be referred to a 12-member parliamentary committee made up of a matter of nomination.

The ordinance states that the new chairman for the anti-graft watchdog will be appointed for a period of four years and his term may be extended.

The method followed for the appointment of the NAB chairman will be the one employed while granting an extension.

It also states that the NAB chairman can send his resignation to the president.

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