Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar on Friday called for appointment of an impartial, unbiased and neutral Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Talking to media outside the Parliament House, he said Prime Minister suggested two names, Mukhtiar Janjua and Dedar Hussain Shah and both belong to Pakistan Peoples Party.
He said Dedar Hussain Shah had remained Member Provincial Assembly twice and in 1993 he was also appointed as judge during the PPP government.
He said consensus could not be developed on both the names, adding that we were not consulted regarding the two names.
“I have written a letter to the Prime Minister on the issue of appointment of NAB Chairman, but the government did not consider both the letters,” he added.
Nisar said the issues which were agreed under the Charter of Democracy (CoD) have yet to materialize, adding that only 20 per cent decisions taken under CoD have been implemented.
Replying to a question regarding flood tax he said neither the President nor the Prime Minister can implement taxes, rather the National Assembly is an authority to levy taxes.
He said the government should bring the matter to the Parliament and satisfy parliamentarians about the donations and assistance received so far and the amount spent so far.
He said the government should ensure transparency in disbursement of funds, adding PML-N would only support the flood tax if the government agrees to constitute a body for transparent disbursement of funds.
Referring to sacked employees bill, he said that PML-N has no objection on reinstatement of sacked employees but we wish that all those employees who were sacked during the previous governments should be reinstated across the board.
He said there were some legal obligations and complications in the bill due to which PML-N opposed it.
He said PML-N was preparing a white paper to inform the general public that how much the economy would suffer due to the bill.