The federal government on Saturday appointed Zahir Shah as acting National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.
According to a notification issued from the body, Zahir Shah will serve as the head of the NAB until the next chairman is finalized by Government.
“In pursuance of the proviso[n] to Section 6(b)(v) of amended NAO 1999, Mr. Zahir Shah, shall act as Chairman, National Accountability Bureau, with effect from 22-02-2023 and till the appointment of new chairman, under the ordinance,” said the notification.
In October 2021, Zahir Shah was appointed deputy chairman of the NAB who oversees the organization’s administration.
Earlier on 22 February Aftab Sultan resigned as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman due to some personal reasons. According to sources, Chairman NAB held a meeting with Premier Shhebaz Sharif after which he puts his resignation. Some credible sources revealed that Aftab Sultan resigned from his office after “He was asked to do certain things which were not acceptable to him.”
A statement by the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that Sultan had presented his resignation to PM Shehbaz for personal reasons.
“The prime minister appreciated the services of Aftab Sultan and lauded his honesty and uprightness. Upon his insistence, the prime minister reluctantly accepted the resignation of Sultan,” said the PM Office.
About Aftab Sultan
Aftab Sultan, former Director General (DG) of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), had been appointed as chairman National Accountability Bureau last year in July. He replaced Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, who remained NAB chairman for four years and three months.
Aftab Sultan belonged to the Police service and retired in BPS-22. He remained appointed to the top slots including as intelligence bureau (IB) chief during PPP and PML-N tenures also have the honor to serve as DIG Sargodha during Pervez Musharraf’s period.
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