ISLAMABAD – Chief of Pakistan Tehreeke-e-Inaf (PTI), Imran Khan’s lawyer Hamid Khan Advocate fought the battle against the appointment of chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) stating that he was appointed on the position while serving as a civil servant.
According to the details, Hamid Khan told the apex court that government never consulted with all opposition appointees before appointing the NAB’s chairman.
Hamid also maintained that current NAB chief, Major (rtd) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, was a grade 22 civil servant when he was appointed as NAB’s chief.
According to service rules, a civil servant cannot keep two offices of government.
Court was also informed when inquired that all consultation with between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led government and other political parties over NAB’s chief appointment was in verbal form and not in written.
Court reserved the judgement whether to proceed in this case which would be announced later today.
Major (rtd) Qamar Zaman Chaudry was a grade 22 civil officer when appointed as NAB’s chairman by Nawaz Sharif in October 2013. He replaced former naval chief Admiral (rtd) Fasih Bukhari who was then removed by the Supreme Court.
Zaman became the federal secretary of interior ministry in 2009. His other appointments included the post of Education Secretary of Pakistan, Commissioner Lahore and Executive Director Higher Education Commission, Chairman of Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Chief Secretary of Azad Jammu And Kashmir.