ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the removal of four officials of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) who were appointed by violating the eligibility criteria.

The apex court announced the decision after the establishment department submitted a report regarding the illegally appointed officers.

The court has ordered the removal of NAB Karachi DG Major (retd) Shabbir Ahmed, Balochistan DG Tariq Mehmood Dawar, Lahore DG Major (retd) Burhan Ali and NAB Awareness and Prevention Director General Aliya Rasheed, local media reported.

Despite the removal of officers, the court directed that a committee should be established comprising the secretary and chairperson of the establishment department, the director general of human resource in NAB and member of Federal Public Service Commission  to look into the matters of appointments and promotions of officers.

The committee will handle the case of the 95 officers, besides taking up the appointments of 102 officers, who were selected after being promoted and submit recommendations on these officers to the court within three months.