Islamabad (October 08, 2017) : Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal has been appointed the Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday, notification issued.
According to the Notification, “The President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan is pleased to appoint Mr Justice (R) Javed Iqbal, a retired Judge of the Supreme Court as Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after consultation with the Leader of the House and the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly.”
He will serve as NAB’s chairman for a non-extendable period of four years from the date he assumes the charge of the office, it added.
Earlier, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, Khursheed Shah, said that the name Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has been finalised as the next National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.
Justice (r) Javed Iqbal was born in Quetta in 1936. He obtained an LLB degree from Punjab University in 1968. He completed his LLM in International Law in 1971 from Australia. In 1985, he obtained a degree of Masters in Islamic law from Islamic University Islamabad.
Justice (r) Javed Iqbal was appointed additional judge at High Court in Quetta in 1993 than he became the Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court. He remained a judge at Supreme Court of Pakistan from 2004 to 2011.Justice (retd) Iqbal was appointed as a Supreme Court justice in 2000 and retired in 2011. He headed the Abbottabad Inquiry Commission, formed to probe the controversial raid by US Special Forces which led to the killing of wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden.
Justice (retd) Iqbal was appointed as a Supreme Court justice in 2000 and retired in 2011. He headed the Abbottabad Inquiry Commission, formed to probe the controversial raid by US Special Forces which led to the killing of wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden.
The commission interviewed around 300 witnesses on Osama Bil Ladenkilling case, and gave 200 recommendations in its 700-page report to the then Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on January 4, 2013.
It is pertinent to mention here that Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal had refused to take oath under PCO in 2007.