Monday, November 28, 2022

Chairman NAB Javed Iqbal to be oust by coalition govt

On Tuesday, the federal government made the decision to dismiss Justice Retired Javed Iqbal from his position as Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the basis of technical grounds.


According to those with knowledge of the situation, the NAB Amendment Law is set to expire on June 2, and the administration has indicated that it does not intend to submit the ordinance to the NA for approval at this time.

In accordance with the provisions of the presidential edict, the present Chairman of the NAB will have his position terminated upon the expiration of its term.

On October 6 of the previous year, President Arif Alvi promulgated the National Accountability second amendment ordinance 2021. This gave his office the authority to establish as many accountability courts as they saw fit and to appoint judges to such courts.

The ordinance made it possible for the current Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (ret) Javed Iqbal, to continue serving in that capacity until his replacement is chosen.

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Following the clearance given by President Alvi in November, the Ministry of Law and Justice eventually published the National Accountability (Third Amendment) Ordinance, 2021.

Cases of fraud and deception with the general public are now again within the jurisdiction of the anti-corruption watchdog as a result of recent reforms, which came into effect retroactively on October 6.

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