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Govt decides to extend tenure of NAB chairman through ordinance

Govt decides to extend tenure of NAB chairman through ordinance
September 30, 2021 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The government has decided to extend the tenure of NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Justice Javed Iqbal through an ordinance.

The decision was made during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran khan on Thursday.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif cannot be consulted for the appointment of the NAB chairman.

He directed Law Minister Farogh Naseem to promulgate the presidential ordinance to grant extension to NAB chairman.

Meanwhile, the Law Ministry has prepared a draft to extend the tenure of NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal through a proposed ordinance.

After approval in the meeting, approval from the cabinet would be sought and later the draft would be sent to President Dr Arif Alvi.

The NAB chairman will continue to work in the same capacity till new appointment.