ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) in its petition, challenging the appointment of Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bokhari as Chairman National Accountability Bureau, likely to be filed in Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday (today), contested that 'meaningful consultation with Leader of Opposition was not done and the whole exercise was conducted in sheer violation of the judgements handed down by the apex court in this connection. Sources in the party informed that Akram Sheikh would be filing the petition with the court on Saturday (today) with the prayer to seek immediate bar on Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bokhari from performing duties as Chairman NAB and to get his appointment declared void ab initio. Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Ch. Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday announced in a press conference that he was going to challenge the appointment of Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bokhari as Chairman NAB and the petition in this connection would be filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday by the legal team of the party. The sources in the party informed that it was further contested in the petition that in the appointment meaningful consultation between the Leader of the House and Leader of Opposition was not made, as there was a state of disagreement between the two constitutional consultees, and the role of Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan become mandatory in the light of the judgement handed down by the apex court in Justice (Retd) Deedar Hussain Shah case. The petitioner has also taken the plea that his reply to the letter of President of Pakistan seeking approval for appointment of Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bokhari as Chairman NAB was wrongly interpreted and his silence on the credentials of the candidate was assumed as his approval to his candidature. Whereas the Leader of Opposition had questioned the legality of the consultation process and asked the President that a panel of three candidates should be forwarded so that meaningful consultation would be done to reach at some consensus candidate. But forwarding of just one name to be appointed as Chairman NAB was not an appropriate fashion to go about meaningful consultation. The Leader of Opposition while rejecting the appointment of Fasih Bokhari as Chairman NAB made it loud and clear that his silence on the credentials of the candidate did not mean that he had given him a clear-chit because he (Opposition Leader) had challenged the very process through which his name was forwarded to him. The sources in the PML-N said if the whole exercise for the appointment of Chairman NAB be taken as appropriate even then the process for the appointment of Chairman NAB was not completed, as in the light of the judgement of apex court in Justice (Retd) Deedar Hussain Shah case, whose appointment as Chairman NAB was declared void ab initio, the apex court had explicitly written that in case of some disagreement in the appointment of Chairman NAB between the Leader of Opposition and Leader of the House, the constitutional consultees in the process, Chief Justice of Pakistan would act as an arbitrator to resolve the issue. Hence, the appointment of Chairman NAB was made without completing the consultation process as there was disagreement between the two constitutional consultees but instead of approaching the Chief Justice of Pakistan the government had made Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bokhari as Chairman NAB.