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Lt Gen (retd) Nazir Ahmad appointed new NAB chairman

Federal government appoints new NAB chairman after "consensus between PM and opposition leader".

Lt Gen (retd) Nazir Ahmad has been appointed the new NAB chairman!

The federal government on Saturday appointed Lieutenant General (retd) Nazir Ahmad as the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) chairman for a three-year term.

The Ministry of Law and Justice in the official notification said that the appointment had been made by the federal government after a consensus between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Raja Riaz.

The NAB chairman, according to the law ministry, shall hold office for a “non-extendable term of three years” and will not be eligible for subsequent appointment.

It is also not possible to remove the chairman from office except on the grounds and in the manner as provided in Article 209 of the Constitution, the notification added.

The post of NAB chairman became vacant on February 15 after the acceptance of the resignation tendered by Aftab Sultan.,

As reported, Nazir Butt served as Military Secretary for prime ministers Shaukat Aziz, Somro, and Yousif Raza Gilani and also as Defence Attache in Washington.

Previously, he served as President of the National Defence University, Islamabad, and Commandant of PMA Kakul.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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