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Former judge Asghar Haider appointed NAB prosecutor

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Wednesday notified the appointment of retired judge Syed Asghar Haider as new prosecutor general of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court wrapped up the suo motu hearing regarding the appointment of the NAB prosecutor after the attorney general assured that the appointment will be made in two days. Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf told the three-member bench that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has recommended the appointment of retired…

Deadlock persists as PM rejects nominees for NAB prosecutor general

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has rejected a list of nominees for the post of the prosecutor general of the National Accountability Bureau. PM Abbasi rejected a summary of five nominees sent by NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. Instead, the prime minister proposed three separate names for the vacant post. However, NAB chairman instead returned the PM's directive saying the appointment should be made from the five nominees. Under the law, the appointment is made by the prime minister after…

SC directs federal govt to appoint NAB prosecutor until Monday

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed displeasure over the federal government for dragging its feet to fill the vacant post of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor general. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a bench of the apex court, was informed that the summary regarding appointment of the bureau's prosecutor will be sent to the president, which is expected to be approved by Tuesday. He directed the government to appoint the new NAB prosecutor by Monday and submit a…