Aftab Sultan, former DG IB appointed as Chairman NAB by federal government
*ISLAMABAD: Former Director General (DG) of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) Aftab Sultan has been appointed as chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB). *
According to sources, an agreement was reached between the leader of the House Shehbaz Sharif and the Leader of the Opposition Raja Riaz over the appointment. The federal cabinet has approved the appointment of the NAB chairman.
It is pertinent to mention here that Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal remained NAB chairman for four years and three months against his official tenure of four years following the passage of the National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance that allowed him to occupy the slot until his successor takes charge.
A report link previously stated federal government planned to appoint a former bureaucrat as chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) rather than appointing a judge for the slot.
Sources privy to the discussions on the matter said that a meeting took place between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Opposition Leader Raja Riaz to consult over the matter.
“The two mulled over the names for the accountability watchdog’s chairman and initially discussed three names for the slot,” they said and added that the names link discussed included former bureaucrat Fawad Hassan Fawad, ex-chairman NAB Qamar uz Zaman and former DG FIA Bashir Memon.