Justice Shah Khawar appointed NAB special prosecutor

Published: December 12, 2017
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Khawar will be representing the bureau in important cases, including the Hudaibya Paper Mills reference case. PHOTO: ONLINE

Khawar will be representing the bureau in important cases, including the Hudaibya Paper Mills reference case. PHOTO: ONLINE

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.

Govt, NAB consult on new prosecutor general

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.

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  • israr
    Dec 12, 2017 - 9:00PM

    tough guy and if he does not take sides it will be amazing a person who does not look towards another person for orders is what is required in nab prosecutor, yes the guideline the overall understanding of job sop is must other than that he is going to be a good personRecommend

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