ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the Federation through ministry of law and justice regarding dismissal of National Accountability Bureau Deputy Chairman Javed Zia Qazi. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Javed Iqbal and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Justice Amir Muslim Hani, heard the writ petition filed by Al-Jihad Trust praying for the dismissal of NAB deputy chairman as his appointment was illegal and had no justification. Wahabul Khairi, counsel for Al-Jihad Trust, submitted before the bench that the institution of NAB had been abolished as having no chairman, and the deputy chairman would retire on April 30 this year. He stated besides the directions given by the Supreme Court, the government was using this institution to protect the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats. He further submitted that Justice (r) Dedaar Hussain Shah after taking the charge as chairman immediately delegated all his powers to the deputy chairman and no notification had been issued in this regard. He prayed that the deputy chairman be stopped from exercising his powers, as his appointment was totally illegal and he should be suspended till final decision of this petition. Khairi also stated that consultation with the chief justice regarding the appointment of NAB chairman was necessary before the 18th Amendment. He pleaded the court to instruct the government for the consultation of chief justice in the appointment of chairman. Justice Javed observed that according to the Asfand Yar Wali case, consultation with the chief justice was binding for the appointment of NAB chairman. The court, while accepting the petition for regular hearing, issued notices to all respondents including President of Pakistan and Law Minister Babar Awan. The case was adjourned for one week.