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The Supreme Court on Thursday declared null and void the appointment of Justice (retd) Deedar Shah as National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman and ordered him to step down forthwith. A three-judge bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Javed Iqbal and Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed heard the petitions against Deedar’s appointment filed by Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Shahid Orakzai, a citizen. Nisar contended in the petition that Deedar couldn’t be appointed NAB chief due to his prolonged association with the ruling PPP, and his appointment was violation of section 6 of the National Accountability Ordinance. He said Deedar had been participating in active politics and twice remained member of the Sindh Assembly. Justice Javed Iqbal, heading the bench, in his short verbal order said “the appointment of Justice (retd) Deedar as NAB Chairman is illegal and ultra vires to the Constitution and he is ordered to relinquish the office forthwith”. He said detailed ruling would be recorded later. The bench announced its short order after conclusion of arguments by the counsel for both parties.
Earlier Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, the counsel for the federation, resumed his arguments and said that appointment of NAB chairman did not infringe on the fundamental rights of any individual and the issue could not be treated under fundamental rights. He said the issue of the right to life could not be extended to an appointment of this nature as prayed by the petitioners. Opposing grounds of the petitioners, he said these pleas were not maintainable as these were premature based upon “certain misconceptions, perceptions and hypothetical grounds”. He maintained that the Court could not go into the academic questions as already held in Malik Asad’s case. The office of chairman was not the one to which legitimate expectations of other aspirants were concerned as observed by this Court in the contract employees’ case, he said, adding that the retired people concerned are employed against this important post. Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa observed that rights of thousands of those involved in NAB cases are attached with the issue. Pirzada said that petitioners’ objection to partiality of the chairman did not hold ground as a number of able judges like retired Javed Iqbal, the son of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, took part in politics. Justice Khosa questioned when the first notification on his (Deedar’s) appointment was withdrawn, how could they adjust his service tenure period of four months. The counsel replied that if the Court held that first notification was illegal and the second held its ground then they would leave the issue of service tenure for it to decide.
As a response to Supreme Court's decision, the Pakistan Traitors Party (PPP) has announced that it shall raise protests all across the Sindh province against this "biased" decision by the Apex Court of Pakistan. Local shopkeepers told PCF sources that they had received death threats from the criminal gangs of PPP operating in Sindh if they do not close their shops, offices and transport. The reality is that with this stooge Deedar Hussain Shah planted as chairman NAB, all looters and plunderers of PPP had complete freedom of carrying out their grand robbery all across the country without facing any sort of hurdles. After Deedar Hussain Shah's removal, all these snakes who are fighting in the name of Sindh province, are actually afraid of their accountability. Analyzing their statements, it is very obvious to understand that now common people of Sindh province will be used as an emotionally charged shield by these corrupt traitors of PPP who have now openly started threatening Pakistan's sovereignty and integrity.
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