ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan and the Attorney General over Imran’s petition against the appointment of Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, comprising Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, resumed hearing of the case pertaining to Syed Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi and Imran Khan’s petitions against appointment of Chaudhry Qamar Zaman as Chairman NAB.
During the course of proceedings, Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah also filed an application through his counsel Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan to become party in the case.
Aitzaz Ahsan said that the point raised by Chairman PTI against the appointment of Chairman NAB was not correct and argued that Chairman NAB’s appointmrnt was in accordance with the Constitution and law.
Chairman NAB’s appointment was done after consultation with the Leader of Opposition and other parties and all legal requirements were fulfilled and there was not any legal justification to dismiss him, he added.
He further said that Chairman PTI’s allegations has nothing to do with the reality and facts.
The court accepted the application to become party and issued notices to Chairman PTI and Attorneuy General for Pakistan and adjourned the hearing till March 27.