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Federal government appoints new NAB chairman

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The federal government has designated Lt. General (retd) Nazir Ahmad as the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) chairperson for a three-year tenure. The Ministry of Law and Justice issued a notice announcing the appointment made by the government after reaching a consensus between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Raja Riaz.

Aftab Sultan had resigned from the position of NAB chairman on February 15, leaving the post vacant. Both sides conducted thorough discussions and finally settled on the appointment of Lt. Gen (retd) Ahmad.

According to the law ministry, the NAB chairman will occupy the position for a “non-extendable term of three years” and cannot be reappointed. The notification also clarified that the chairman cannot be dismissed from the post except on the grounds and in the manner provided in Article 209 of the Constitution.

This decision has come after a thorough deliberation and consultation between the political parties involved. The appointment of Lt. General (retd) Nazir Ahmad has been made with great care and consideration to ensure the fair and just operations of the National Accountability Bureau.

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