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Nominated NAB chairman calls on PM.

ISLAMABAD, October 11, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Nominated National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Admiral Faseeh Bokhari has called on Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday. According to state television, the duo discussed different matters of national interests. Meanwhile media reports said Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has rejected nomination of Faseeh Bukhari as NAB chairman. Earlier President Asif Zardari on Sunday recommended the name of Admiral Bukhari for the post of Chairman NAB and has written letters to Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the House for their comments. Admiral Bukhari remained Chief of Naval Staff from 1997 to 1999 and is the only naval chief who resigned from the post. A war hero, he resigned as Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Navy on October 6, 1999 after being superseded by much junior military officer and newly promoted General Pervez Musharraf, when he was appointed as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee in addition to his being Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. After retirement, Admiral Bokhari, along with former Air Chief Marshal Pervaiz Mehdi Qureshi, both of whom were leading their respective forces during Kargil War, had demanded a commission of inquiry to probe the Kargil operation and offered to appear before it to give their version of the events surrounding the Kargil episode. Admiral Bokhari had repeatedly called for court-martial of General Pervez Musharraf as he violated the Constitution, and illegally overthrow the democratically elected government of Nawaz Sharif in 1999.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Oct 11, 2011
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