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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.

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Mohammad Khan Jul 02, 2013 02:53pm

Terrorism in no doubt connected to the economical issues,but at large it is a political issue.positions hire terrorist for their different nefarious crimes to carry on their political pressures or to disturb the ruling party to gain influences . They misunderstand terrorism is an invincible war one cannot understand enemy he is an unseen enemy. Pakistan has become a market for terrorism, Suicide bomber are sold by different terrorist groups to to destabilize the Government to kill and kidnap the opponents . Now a days the easy business in Pakistan is Terrorism in the name of religion psalmodic die in the name of religion the operator of the game makes money. Nothing can eradicate this business except the Drones

pakistani Jul 02, 2013 06:56pm

so these two parties decide the chairman who has to recover looted wealth....isn't it conflict of interest!

muzammil ullah khan Jul 02, 2013 08:28pm

Another Khwaja !!!

kam Jul 02, 2013 10:39pm

Also terrorism and corruption will NEVER be controlled unless we have totally Independent Police, NAB, FIA, Judiciary, Prosecution Service, Inteligence Service, Law enforcement Agencies, Security Services etc. NEVER, NEVER Period.!

HealthyKhan Jul 03, 2013 02:59am

@Mohammad Khan:

Terrrorism can be controlled only by Talks. How would you feel if US drops a drone on your house.