The resignation of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Deputy Chairman Javed Zia Qazi was accepted on Monday by the bureau, The Express Tribune has learnt.
Qazi had tendered his resignation from the post to NAB Chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari on July 3, 2012. Bokhari later forwarded it to President Asif Ali Zardari with his recommendations to accept the resignation, official sources in NAB said. NAB spokesperson, Additional Director Zafar Iqbal told The Express Tribune that the outgoing deputy chairman’s resignation has been accepted by President Zardari.
Qazi was appointed for a term of three years which was to end in May 2013, but he resigned before his tenure was to end. Iqbal added that Qazi submitted his resignation for personal reasons. His replacement will be appointed shortly.
The NAB chief will conduct an interview of officers of grade BPS-21 for the vacant position and among those interviewed, the name of one officer will be referred to President Zardari for approval, sources further stated.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2012.