ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Tuesday, announced the appointment of Justice Shah Khawar as the bureau’s Special Prosecutor General (PG), sources said.
Justice Khawar filled the post on an immediate basis, according to a press release issued by the bureau.
NAB was facing difficulty, the statement continued, in following high-profile cases at the Supreme Court (SC) and accountability courts due to the absence of a prosecutor general accountability.
Khawar will be representing the bureau in all the important cases, including the Hudaibya Paper Mills reference case at the top court, the statement said.
The federal government and NAB had intensified consultation for the appointment of NAB’s new PG as under the law, the federal government appoints a new PG in consultation with the NAB chairman.
However, there were also reports of a deadlock over the issue as both the PML-N leadership and NAB chief wanted to appoint a person of their own choice.
The post had fallen vacant after the three-year tenure of former Prosecutor General Waqas Qadeer Dar ended last November.