The federal government appointed Lieutenant General (retd) Nazir Ahmad as the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) chairman for a three-year term.
In a notification, the Ministry of Law and Justice said that the appointment had been made by the federal government after a consensus between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Raja Riaz.
Also Read: Chairman NAB Aftab Sultan Resigned from his office
After he resigned from office federal government on Saturday appointed Zahir Shah as acting National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman. Zahir Shah was appointed deputy chairman of the NAB and oversees the organization’s administration.
The post of NAB chairman became vacant on 15th February after the Aftab Sultan resigned from his office., the notification said.
The NAB chairman, according to the law ministry, shall hold office for a “non-extendable term of three years” and will not be eligible for subsequent appointment.
It is also not possible to remove the chairman from office except on the grounds and in the manner as provided in Article 209 of the Constitution, the notification added.
Aftab Sultan Resignation
On 15th Feb 2023, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Aftab Sultan resigned from his office.
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.”
“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.
While Speaking to Private Media Channel Chairman NAB said “I was asked to do certain things which were not acceptable to me,” Aftab Sultan said.
“I told them that I cannot continue with the conditions. My resignation has been accepted and it comes to an end on a positive note,” he said. “Prime minister expressed good wishes for me, I also have good wishes for him.”
He made some revelations that “He was pressurized by the government and some other institutions in the last four months to register cases against the people of their choice and arrest them”
On which he decided to resign from his duties.
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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