Nawaz Sharif nominates two for NAB chairperson post

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif nominated Justice (retd) Rehmat Jafri and former federal secretary Khawaja Zaheer for the post of National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) chairperson on Tuesday.

In this regard, Nawaz has also written a letter to Khursheed Shah, the Opposition leader in the National Assembly.

The opposition can accept the names suggested by the premier or raise valid objections. It can also suggest more names for the post.

According to Pakistan constitution’s 18th Amendment, the chairman of NAB cannot be appointed without the consent of the opposition leader in the National Assembly.

Currently, office of the NAB chairman is vacant as the post cannot be filled by a caretaker head according to the rules and regulations.