NAB prosecutor general Asghar Haider tenders resignation
By News Desk
September 9, 2023 01:28 PM
National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Prosecutor General Justice (retd) Syed Asghar Haider has resigned from his post citing “personal engagements”, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.
According to sources, the Prime Minister’s House has received the resignation of Asghar Haider, whose term of office was due to end in February 2024.
The sources revealed that the NAB had completed its investigation into the 190 million pounds scandal and a reference in this regard was due to be submitted in court this month. But now the NAB cannot file the reference without prosecutor general’s approval, the sources added.
Without the prosecutor general, the holding of executive board meeting and approval of cases were also now hanging in the air.
The prosecutor general’s nod was also a must for restoration of cases if the Supreme Court strikes down the NAB amendments law.
It may be recalled that the previous PTI government had granted three-year extension in service to Asghar Haider through promulgation of an ordinance.
Reporter Awais Kiyani