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Equity (retd) Javed Iqbal of the Supreme Court has been named Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as the administration and restriction concurred on his arrangement on Sunday after a few rounds of consultations.

“In exercise of the forces… the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan is satisfied to designate Justcie (retd) Javed Iqbal, a resigned judge of the Supreme Court, as Chairman, NAB, after discussion with the Leader of the House (Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi) and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (Syed Khursheed Shah) for a non-extendable time of four years,” peruses a warning issued by the administration on Sunday evening.

Iqbal’s name was among a rundown of three – alongside Justice (retd) Faqeer Muhammad Khokhar and previous secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan Ishtiak Ahmad – proposed for the space by Shah following interview with other restriction parties, aside from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He had resigned from the Supreme Court in 2011. The legislature had proposed the names of Justice (retd) Rehmat Jafri, Justice (retd) Ijaz Chaudhry and Intelligence Bureau (IB) Director General Aftab Sultan.

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