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Khursheed Shah reveals names of expected new Chairman NAB

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah met  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to hold consultations over names for the appointment of the new National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.

Shah, after the meeting revealed government has suggested three names, namely, Justice (retd) Rehmat Jafry, Justice (retd) Chaudhry Aijaz and Director General Intelligence Bureau Aftab Sultan.

Names suggested by the opposition are Justice (retd) Faqer Mohammad Khokhar, Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal and former secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan Ishtiaque Ahmed Khan.

Shah said that he and the prime minister will further consult on the matter with their respective party leaders.

Earlier, Shah, while criticising the role of the Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, said that an investigation should be launched regarding the role of the two parties in relation to the passing of the Elections Bill from the Senate.

Shah said that despite contacting the PTI thrice, it did not suggest the name for the post of chairman of the National Accountability Bureau.

“If they don’t suggest a name, I cannot keep on waiting,” he said.

The opposition leader said that the selection of the chairman NAB will be done before October 8, adding that he would meet the prime minister again on Thursday.