ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s resignation from the chairpersonship of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been approved, as issued Wednesday by the National Assembly (NA) Secretariat read.
NA Speaker Asad Qaiser approved Shehbaz’s resignation and that it was effective starting November 20, said the notification. According to the sources, the PML-N president stepped down owing to personal engagements.
The PML-N’s Rana Tanveer was likely to be nominated as the PAC chairperson in place of Shehbaz, added the souces.
It is pertinent to mention that it is the leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly who holds the PAC chairpersonship. Otherwise, it may also be any other Opposition politician and member of the NA (MNA).
The PAC primarily oversees the public expenditure and, in case of a suspicion of malpractice or corruption, the committee has the authority to investigate the matter and refer the issue to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).