Govt won’t seek the advice of Shahbaz Sharif over NAB chairman appointment: Fawad Chaudhry

Minister for Info and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry chatting with media in Jehlum, on September 25, 2021. — YouTube/HumNewsLive
  • Fawad Chaudhry guidelines out consultations with “suspect” Shahbaz Shairf over NAB chief appointment.
  • Nawaz Sharif and Ashraf Ghani live comparable lives, data minister says.
  • PTI will kind a majority authorities within the 2023 elections, data minister provides.

The federal government won’t be consulting Chief of the Opposition within the Nationwide Meeting Shahbaz Sharif over the appointment of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) subsequent chairman, Minister for Info and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry mentioned Saturday.

The knowledge minister, chatting with media in Jhelum, mentioned consulting with Shahbaz over the matter is akin to asking a suspect who their interrogating officer must be. 

“Shahbaz Sharif has been declared a suspect by NAB […] and we are going to maintain no consultations with him over the appointment of the NAB chairman,” Chaudhry mentioned.

“At the moment, Part 6 of the Nationwide Accounta­bility Ordinance (NAO) suggests the president will appoint NAB chairman in session with the chief of the home and the chief of the opposition within the Nationwide Meeting for a non-extendable interval of 4 years,” based on a report in Dawn.

Earlier, rejecting media studies, Federal Regulation Minister Farogh Naseem had clarified that his ministry had not drafted an ordinance to increase the tenure of Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal because the NAB chief.

Speaking to media individuals, the regulation minister mentioned the problem of the doable extension of the incumbent NAB chairman’s tenure has come up in conferences with Prime Minister Imran Khan 4 to 5 instances based on native media.

The scenario will grow to be clear subsequent week, he hoped, including that it was the prime minister’s prerogative to select an individual for the publish of the pinnacle of the anti-corruption watchdog and that he may solely give his recommendation on the problem.

‘Nawaz, Ghani dwelling comparable lives’

In the meantime, slamming PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, the data minister mentioned when Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested, the previous prime minister prevented commenting on the matter.

He remarked that Nawaz was dwelling a life just like that of ousted Afghan president Ashraf Ghani — with one in London and the opposite in Dubai.

“Nawaz Sharif and Ashraf Ghani fled overseas with {dollars},” he mentioned.

Prime Minister Imran Khan successfully raised the problem of India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir within the 76th session of the United Nations Common Meeting, the minister added.

PTI to kind majority authorities in subsequent polls

The knowledge minister expressed the boldness that PTI would kind a majority authorities within the 2023 elections, and that the polls would show to be PPP and PML-N’s “final” elections.

“We’ll kind a 2/3 majority authorities within the Centre […] we needed to kind a coalition authorities this time, and we needed to make compromises attributable to that,” Chaudhry mentioned.

The knowledge minister predicted the PML-N and PPP would crumble in the course of the subsequent basic elections, claiming that no politician is able to take each the events’ tickets.

“Bilawal supplied Rs50 million to every individual in South Punjab who would contest elections from PPP’s ticket […] PPP doesn’t have candidates to subject in Punjab,” he mentioned.

The knowledge minister claimed {that a} weekly toss is held between Maryam Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif to determined who will lead the PML-N.

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