Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has asked President Asif Ali Zardri to engage with the opposition in a thorough, concrete and meaningful consultation if he wants to select a person with impeccable reputation, integrity and credibility and unquestionable impartiality as Chairman of National Accountability Bureau(NAB) In his letter sent to the President on Thursday and released to the media on Friday, the leader of the opposition suggested that a panel of possible candidates should be drawn up mutually and the nominee finalized after meaningful, purposeful and consensus oriented consultation. Chaudhry Nisar did not express an opinion on the suitability or otherwise of Rtd Admiral Fasih Bokhari as NAB chairman but said that a panel of possible candidates for Chairman should be drawn up mutually in the first instance which can then be discussed through a participatory consultative process to facilitate development of a consensus amongst the consultees. He said such consensus is a necessity in the light of the Judgement of Supreme court of 10th March, 2011. He said a panel of possible candidates is also necessary for purposes of consultation with the Chief Justice of Pakistan in respect of appointment of NAB Chairman as recommended by the Apex court in other judgements. The leader of the opposition pointed out that one of the four major points of dispute between the government and the opposition regarding the Holders of Public Office (Accountability) Bill which is pending before the National Assembly Standing Committee for Law and Justice for nearly two and a half years related to the qualification for appointment of the Chairman of the proposed new National Accountability Commission. He said the Government bill provides that the Chairman should be a person who is or has been a Judge of the Supreme Court or is qualified to be appointed a Judge while the PML-N's view is that he should be a serving judge of the Supreme Court. The leader of the opposition said that the fact that the government has proposed the appointment of a person who is not a judge nor qualify to be a judge is contradictory to its own position.