ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court declared the appointments of NAB prosecutor general Irfan Qadir and acting NAB chairman Javed Qazi as illegal on Wednesday.
The government had appointed Javed Qazi as the acting chairman after the previous chairman resigned. The court has ordered relevant authorities to appoint a new chairmain within 30 days.
The NRO dilemma
Former NAB chairman Naveed Ahsan has relinquished his charge on the government’s directives.
Sources said that NAB Chairman Naveed Ahsan had decided to step down after a visible conflict between the Supreme Court and the government over the reopening of cases under the NRO. However, the premier had asked him to continue his duties till his replacement was found.
On this, Ahsan took a long leave of absence, but the Supreme Court summoned him following which he reassumed his responsibilities. Sources said that Law Minister Babar Awan summoned Ahsan to his office and told him that, in line with the Supreme Court ruling, it was imperative that he resigned.
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