ISLAMABAD - The government on Wednesday filed a miscellaneous petition in the Supreme Court, seeking extension of one-month timeframe to appoint Chairman NAB. Additional Attorney General K.K Agha filed the petition in court under Rule 2(14) of Order for extension of time in implementing the courts verdict. K K Agha requested the court to extend one-month time for appointment of Chairman NAB as the due date directed by the court ending on July 22nd. The government filed the application in response apex court order in Jihad Trust case on June 21st, setting a month for the respondent to appoint Chairman NAB. Citing vital Constitutional requirements, it requested the court to extend time for the appointment of NAB chief till a review petition regarding the issue was decided. Elaborating its stance, the government said the court had already declared the appointment of Chairman NAB Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as unconstitutional and illegal on a plea moved by Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly. A review of the said judgment was sought in terms of Constitutional remedy under Article 188 of the Constitution moved by Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, senior counsel of the apex court, on April 24th. The review plea was not heard as yet. Raising the question, the petition maintained that it was not possible for the Federal government to initiate the process of appointment of the Chairman NAB showing due respect and deference to this Court as well. 'If the govt was to appoint a new Chairman and later find that its petition had been allowed it would find itself in an awkward and embarrassing position of having appointed two Chairmen NAB which is not permitted under the National Accountability Bureau Ordinance 1999, it maintained.