Ord for re-appointing NAB PG challenged in SC

Our Correspondent
Thursday, Oct 28, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was on Wednesday requested to declare without legal justification and null and void the ordinance issued by the president on February 9, 2021, re-appointing the prosecutor general, National Accountability Bureau (NAB). President Dr Arif Alvi had issued an ordinance to re-appoint NAB Prosecutor General Asghar Haider for an indefinite period, drawing criticism from the opposition that claimed the person-specific ordinance had made the NAB even more controversial. A petition was filed by Advocate Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta under Article 184(3) of the Constitution, making President Dr Arif Alvi, Federation of Pakistan through secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, Asghar Haider as respondents.