Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said he expects that the newly appointed chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) would dispense justice and across the board accountability.
He, however, warned of agitation if anyone attempted to provide a safe passage to any VIP. "We will closely monitor the progress of the newly appointed NAB chairman," Khan said while addressing a press conference at Dera Ismael Khan.
The entire nation is looking forward to retired Justice Jawed Iqbal for carrying out unbiased accountability, reported DawnNews.
Those who stole billions of rupees have been enjoying a "VIP accountability", Khan added.
We were not contacted in connection with the appointment of the NAB head, although we had proposed three names for the post, he said.
Earlier on Monday, the top brass of the party had a meeting at Bani Gala to review the development. “We have to see the performance of the new NAB chairman before issuing any statement about him,” a PTI spokesperson said while giving details of the meeting.
“The party will see whether the new chairman follows the path of his predecessor by covering up cases against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family or sets a new example of fair play and across-the-board accountability,” he added.
Under the National Accountability Ordinance 1999, the government appoints NAB chairman in consultation with the leader of the opposition. The name of Justice Iqbal was chosen by both Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Shah from 12 people nominated for the post.
Justice Iqbal will assume the charge of his office on October 11.