Nazir Ahmad has been chosen by the federal government to lead the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for a period of three years.
According to a notification from the Ministry of Law and Justice, Raja Riaz and Shehbaz Sharif, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, reached an agreement on the appointment, which was then announced by the federal government.
Following Aftab Sultan’s resignation as NAB chairman last month due to “intervention” and “pressure,” the appointment was made.
The primary opposition PTI said he was being forced to file corruption charges against their leader Imran Khan, despite the fact that he had not specified who was pressing him.
Lt Gen (retd) Butt, a graduate of the 67th PMA Long Course, held significant duties at the GHQ in addition to serving as the commander of the Peshawar Corps and making significant contributions to the fight against terrorism.
He served as President of the National Defence University in Islamabad before being assigned to the 11 Corps Command. Also, as a Major General, Gen (retd) Butt oversaw a division in South Waziristan.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Sultan submitted his resignation to PM Shehbaz, who later accepted it.
The current administration chose Sultan to fill the position of head of the anti-corruption body in July of last year after retired Judge Javed Iqbal stepped down as the NAB chairman.
According to Fawad Chaudhry, Sultan’s quitting was a significant step towards the fall of a “fascist system,” and he did so due to “intervention” in his work. Additionally, he requested that the 22 newly appointed officers in Punjab follow Sultan’s example and resign, stating that “it is in the welfare of both the nation and the bureaucracy.”
The leader of the PTI, Fawad Chaudhry, referred to the new NAB chief’s nomination as “controversial”.
According to him, the PTI selected Shah Mahmood Qureshi as its leader in opposition after the LHC halted the notification of the resignation of PTI MNAs.
He claimed that “the consultation procedure was not carried out lawfully”.