NAB yet to get top prosecutor

ISLAMABAD – The federal government has failed to appoint the Prosecutor General Accountability in the last two weeks despite the fact that the of the National Accountability Court has sent a five-name summary to the president through the Law and Justice Division, The Nation has learnt.

Well-placed sources said the NAB had sent the summary comprising names of Shah Khawar, Muddassar Abasi, Saeed Ahmed Sheikh, Justice Fasihul Mulk and Syed Asghar Haider to the Law Division, which had moved it to the presidency. According to the sources, the federal government had raised reservations on the names of Saeed Ahmed Sheikh and Justice Fasihul Mulk, both former judges of high courts, due to their overage.

They said the government has failed to appoint anyone from the rest of three names as Prosecutor General Accountability.

The sources said that important cases including Panama, Hudabiya and other mega scams were being heard in various courts without a senior prosecutor representing the anti-graft body.

They said the appointment of the new prosecutor general was very vital for pursuing important cases. The NAB is waiting for the appointment of a new Prosecutor General Accountability, they said.

The sources said that undue delay in the appointment of the top prosecutor was causing problems for the NAB in pursuing legal matters professionally and legally.


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