LHC constitutes bench over petition challenging NAB chairmanship of Justice(R) Javed Iqbal

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday constituted a larger bench to decide a petition against the appointment of Justice Javed Iqbal as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) as well as all actions taken by the bureau under his chairmanship.

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LHC Chief Justice Sardar Mohammad Shamim Khan constituted the bench, comprising Justice Qasim Khan, Justice Malik Shahzad and Justice Asjad Javed Gharal.

Advocate A.K. Dogar had filed the petition in March this year, seeking a high court order to quash the appointment of the NAB chairman and a reversal of all actions taken by the accountability watchdog during his tenure. The petitioner had contended that the chairman had been appointed in violations of the laws and the Constitution.

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