PM decides to extend NAB chairman without consulting Shahbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to extend the tenure of NAB chairman Javed Iqbal.

According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided not to consult opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif in this regard. Prime Minister Imran Khan sought suggestions from his close associates who suggested a temporary extension to the incumbent chairman.

According to NAB law, the appointment of NAB chairman is mandatory in consultation with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. But due to the distance between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif, it was decided not to hold consultations.

The Prime Minister has been advised that the Chairman NAB should be extended till the snow melts on both sides on the issue. The government has decided to resort to a presidential ordinance to do so. The ordinance will soon be extended to the Chairman NAB.

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