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PM writes to opposition leader on top NAB appointment

July 02, 2013
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written to Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah regarding the appointment of chairman National Accountability Bureau.

Sources told DawnNews that the prime minister had written a letter to the opposition leader with two names recommended for the position of NAB chief.

The recommendations for the position include Justice (retd) Rehmat Hussain and Khawaja Zaheer Ahmed.

The position of NAB chief fell vacant in May this year after the Supreme Court set aside the appointment of Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari on a petition filed by Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in 2011.

Bokhari was the second choice of President Asif Ali Zardari for the constitutional office after the apex court in its March 10, 2011 verdict had declared the appointment of Justice (retd) Deedar Hussain Shah as illegal, also on Chaudhry Nisar’s petition.