Syed Ihtesham Qadir Shah has been appointed the new prosecutor general of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for three years.
The appointment comes in light of a formal notification, which underscores the federal government’s decision based on the NAB chairman’s recommendation.
Shah boasts an illustrious legal career of over 30 years, with profound expertise in criminal law, particularly financial crimes. His journey as an advocate commenced in 1982 at a high court, and by 1991, he ascended to the esteemed position of an advocate in the Supreme Court.
Notable Tenures and Contributions
Shah’s professional trajectory witnessed several pivotal roles. In 2007, he assumed the responsibilities of a senior prosecutor for the Anti-Narcotics Force. His elevation to a judge at Lahore High Court in 2009 followed this.
Shah’s versatility is further exemplified through his roles as the regional prosecutor general under the Protection of Pakistan Act 2014 and as Punjab’s prosecutor general from 2014 to 2019. His commendable services also include assisting special military courts and ensuring the conviction of perpetrators involved in particularly grievous acts of terrorism.