Justice (r) Javaid Iqbal to take over as NAB Chairman

ISLAMABAD: Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Sunday said that Justice (r) Javaid Iqbal will expect the charge of anti-corruption watchdog, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), after the retirement of current NAB boss Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, October 10. He revealed the name amid a question and answer session.

He went ahead to state that four parties were held to consider the names for the NAB director with the administration and resistance. Khursheed Shah said that being a previous apex court judge, Iqbal has significant judgment abilities, while praising his investigate the Abbottabad commission. Justice (r) Iqbal headed the Abbottabad Enquiry Commission, made to test an assault by US Special Forces in the city.

The Abbottabad Enquiry Commission explored and announced the conditions encompassing the May 2011 attack by US Special Forces at a compound in Abbottabad. The commission had met more than 300 witnesses and gave 200 suggestions in a 700-page answer to the PM. The report was promptly grouped, however a rendition was spilled by a international news organize.

On Friday, Khursheed Shah approached Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to talk about the proposed names for the arrangement of the NAB director.

The opposition leader presented the names of three people for the NAB director proposed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The PTI had suggested previous controller general of police Shoaib Suddle, previous judge of the Supreme Court Falak Sher and previous Khyber Pakhtunkhwa boss secretary Arbab Shahzad.

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) had guaranteed that it had given three names to the resistance pioneer for NAB executive’s office and not one as apparently asserted by Khursheed Shah.

The arrangement of NAB director is set aside a few minutes when a NAB court is hearing defilement references against individuals from the Sharif family in accordance with the Supreme Court’s July 28 decision in the Panama Papers case.