ISLAMABAD – Opposition politicians and detractors have called the tenure of outgoing Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Qamar Zaman Chaudhry as “black period” in the history of the national anti-corruption body, stating that he only served the interests of former president Asif Zardari and ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the last four years.
The term of Chaudhry as NAB chairman ended on Tuesday. He was appointed by the then PM Sharif with the consultation of Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah.
Mega corruption cases against Zardari were also closed by accountability courts due to the poor performance of the NAB prosecution wing, which, according to the politicians, speaks volumes about Chaudhry’s performance.
He also did not reopen pending corruption cases against disqualified PM Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other members of the Sharif family.
In the Panama Papers case verdict, the Supreme Court had declared that Chaudhary’s