NAB Chairman’s tenure is non-extendable: Shahid Khaqan

KARACHI: Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that the tenure of the NAB chairman is non-extendable and the law is clear over it.

“The government intends to frighten the opposition by using this Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau,” the PML-N leader said.

“The government wants to see such head of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), who won’t see its corruption,” Abbasi further said.

“Despite a clear law, his tenure is being extended. Passing an ordinance won’t fulfill the legal requirement as consultation with the opposition is compulsory,” he said.

Replying to a question about the party’s show-cause notice to a senior PML-N leader Javed Latif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that show-cause notices don’t serve without any reason. “Any comment, which maligns a person or his conduct demands explanation call,” he said.

Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan and other accused earlier appeared in an accountability court in Karachi for a hearing of a NAB reference on illegal recruitment in Pakistan State Oil (PSO).

The court adjourned a further hearing of the case until Oct. 28 with instructions to the witness and accused to ensure their presence in the next court hearing. TF Report

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