LAHORE – Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has Wednesday assumed charge of his post and said all cases will be concluded like the inquiry of Abbottabad Commission.
Justice (r) Javed Iqbal held an informal talk with media outside the Parliament House when he reached there to appear before Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights, and hoped that all the matters will be smoothly done.
He affirmed to wind up all big cases and to not delay any proceedings. It is not new for me to face challenges, he commented.
NAB chairman further added that he will continue to head Missing Persons Commission as its final report is in last phase, and will leave the commission after the completion of report.
NAB director general operations and other higher officials met Justice (r) Javed Iqbal and gave him briefing on important issues.
Earlier on Sunday, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah revealed that Justice (r) Javed Iqbal had been finalized for the post of chairman of the National Accountability Bureau.
Khurshid Shah wished that post of the chief of the country’s top anti-graft body will remain apolitical. He said Iqbal, a former apex court judge, possesses valuable judgment skills.
Shah especially lauded Abbottabad Commission report prepared under the supervision of Iqbal. He said that the names proposed by some of the political parties lacked merit.
On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had expressed reservations on appointment of Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, saying his party was not consulted in the process.