Is Chairman NAB Justice (R) Javaid Iqbal resigning?
LAHORE - Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal, wanted to tendered resignation but federal government had barred him from doing so, revealed renowned anchorperson and journalist Khalid Qayyum in News Center.
Qayyum revealed that verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) bars acting chairman of the NAB from signing the references.
The analyst observed that only four interim-references have been filed against the co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari.
“The whole process of accountability will come to standstill”, noted Qayyum while adding that stances of both ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) are ambiguous.
Qayyum apprised attendants that majority of the members of the PML-N are facing graft charges.
The host, Salman Hassan, revealed that a leader of PPP had told him that if Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal relinquishes, then new chairman of premier anti-graft watchdog will not be appointed in the near future.