Justice Deedar Appointed As New Chairman NAB
The federal government has appointed Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), while PML-N rejected the move, Dunya News reported on Friday.
Syed Deedar Hussain Shah was born on 11-12-1939 in Village Garhi Ghulam Hydra Qadri, District Larkana; did B.A. from Sindh University in 1962; graduated in Law from Sind University in 1965; was enrolled as an advocate for subordinate Courts with West Pakistan Bar Council in 1967 and as an Advocate of the High Court in 1974 and since then had been an active legal practitioner. In 1979, he was elected Member of District Council and remained Member of the District Council from 1979 to 1983; was also elected Chairman, Works Sub- Committee, District Council, Larkana in 1979 and was Chairman of the Council from 1979 to 1983; was elected unopposed as Charminl, Taluka (Tehsil) Council, Ratodero in 1979and served the said Council from 1979 to 1983; was again elected Member, District Council, Larkana in 1987 and served the said Council from 1987 to 1991. He was elected Member of Provincial Assembly of Sindh from 1988 to 1990 and from 1990 to 1993. On 1994, he was elevated as Additional Judge of Sindh High Court. His appointment as Additional Judge of the Sindh High Court was regularized as Judge of the Sindh High Court from the date of appointment.
It is pertinent to mention that the Supreme Court gave one month time with an extension of 10 more days to the government to appoint a new Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB). A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Ghulam Rabbani took up a hurriedly moved request by the government seeking three weeks’ time for the appointment of NAB chairman in compliance with a recent apex court judgment which had declared illegal appointments of NAB’s Acting Chairman Javed Zia Kazi and Prosecutor General Irfan Qadir. In the same verdict the court had asked the government to make the appointment of the chief of the bureau by Sept 30. Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq, who had moved the application, explained to the bench that the mode of appointment required that the office be filled on the orders of the president after consultations with the prime minister as well as the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly. There has been no consensus on the issue so far because the names proposed by the government for the post of NAB chief have been turned down by the Leader of Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. Media reports suggest that the government presented to the opposition the names of Justice (retd) Mukhtar Junejo, Justice (retd) Deedar Hussain, Chief Justice (retd) Abdul Hameed Dogar and former federal secretary Mehmood Saleem Mehmood, but none of them was acceptable to the PNL-N leadership.
Justice Deedar is a PPP loyalist: Kh Asif
Meanwhile, talking to Dunya News, Khawaja Asif of PML-N said that his party has rejected the appointment for Justice Deedar had been a PPP loyalist.
He maintained that it seemed as if the government wanted to exacerbate the situation and fan the inter-constitutional clash.
Asif said that his party wanted a neutral person to be appointed as chairman of NAB to ensure proper justice. The appointment would be backfired for the decision to this effect has been taken for personal interests.
Opposition should have been consulted: Zahid Khan
Leader of ANP Zahid Khan, while talking to Dunya News, said that they were not taken into confidence on the appointment of the new Chairman NAB. He added that the law minister misled the government. He said that the opposition should have been consulted in the issue of appointment of new Chairman NAB.
We had to act upon the SC verdict: Faisal Raza Abidi
While talking to Dunya News, leader of PPP Faisal Raza Abidi has said that the government gave 4,5 name to the opposition for consideration for new Chairman NAB but they rejected all the names. But at the same time the government had to follow the instructions of the supreme court, and therefore they had to appoint the new Chairman within the stipulated time. He added that there is no chance of any confrontation. He said that Justice Khawaja Sharif was also elected councilor twice. He opined that an agreement between any two parties lead to the appointment.
All should have been taken on board: Marvi Memon
Marvi Memon has said that all decisions should be taken with consent and everyone should be taken on board. The government that always projects its policy of reconciliation should have taken all the stakeholders into confidence.