ISLAMABAD: In a third meeting, the government and Opposition Wednesday finalised three names each for the appointment of the new chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
However, the names were rejected by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi also claimed that the name of Director General Intelligence Bureau Aftab Sultan is on the top of the list for the appointment of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) new chairman.
Rejecting the names given by government and opposition parties, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said PTI was not taken into confidence over the matter. He alleged that everything has been settled down between government and opposition. PTI will never be the part of this process, he added.
According to details, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has proposed names of retired Justice Rehmat Jafri, retired Justice Ijaz Chaudhry and Director General of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) Aftab Sultan.
Opposition leader Khursheed Shah has suggested the names of retired Justice Faqeer Mohammad Khokhar, retired Justice Javed Iqbal and former secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan Ishtiaq Ahmed for the office of NAB chief.
The important office of the NAB chairman would fall vacant after the retirement of incumbent chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry on Oct 10.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has also not proposed names for the NAB chairman.
Khursheed Shah hopes that the names will be finalised by Oct 8. INP