ISLAMABAD - Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah has nominated two names for the post of Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday.

Khursheed Shah recommended names of Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza and Justice (Retd) Rana Bhagwandas.

A response letter containing the names was forwarded to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday, he said.

The Opposition Leader had said that nominations for the post of Chairman NAB would be forwarded to the government once the Prime Minister returns from China. Earlier, the Prime Minister had recommended two names - Justice Rehmat Hussain Jaffery and former Federal Secretary Khawaja Zahiruddin Ahmed - as suitable replacements for Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bukhari who was removed from his post on Supreme Court’s directives.

The Supreme Court had earlier expressed displeasure over the non-appointment of NAB chief despite court orders. The differences between government and Opposition emerged over the Prime Minister’s suggested names for the post as Opposition claimed that government excluded the names given by Opposition after consultations.

Admiral Bokhari was removed on May 29th and his appointment was declared illegal by the apex court.