ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has rejected government’s plea for extension of time over appointment of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.
A division bench of SC comprising Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk and Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the federation review petition filed through Additional Attorney General K. K. Agha against the SC orders given on the petition of Al-jihad Trust.
The federation filed plea through Additional Attorney General K. K. Agha.
Justice Nasirul Mulk in his remarks said that it could not be permitted that if a case is pending in the case than court order would not be implemented, adding that the court already had ordered the fresh appointment of NAB chairman.
The apex court ordered government for a quick appointment on the vacant post.
The Additional Attorney General K.K. Agha challenging a similar verdict of the apex court said that government is focusing on national security issues so court may grant more time to the government.
The Apex Court maintained that more time would not be granted to the government.
It is worth mentioning here that SC declared the appointment of NAB chairman Syed Deedar Hussain Shah as null and vide on application of opposition leader in National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, meanwhile the Deputy chairman started to work as acting chairman and Al-Jihad Trust challenged his working as acting chairman.
The court announcing verdict of Al-Jihad Trust case directed to government for appointment of Chairman NAB with in a month.