Javed Jabbar resigns from 10th NFC Award
KARACHI: Former Senator Javed Jabbar Saturday announced his resignation from the 10th National Finance Commission (NFC) citing some political opposition in Balochistan to his nomination.
He thanked President Dr Arif Alvi, Governor of Balochistan Justice (retd) Amanullah Khan Yasinzai and Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Mir Kamal Khan Alyani for his nomination as the non-statutory Member from Balochistan to the 10th NFC, as notified on May 12.
“Any citizen of Pakistan who, in the opinion of the nominating authority and the approving authority is suitably qualified, irrespective of Province of residence, is eligible, as per the Constitution and law, to represent any of the 4 Provinces and to serve on the NFC, or any other Federal or Provincial body,” Javed Jabbar said in a statement.
The former Senator said, “Due to my long association with the great people and province of Balochistan for the past 45 years in different public service capacities including a 6-year tenure in the Senate, and three times as a Member of Federal Cabinet, and in the voluntary field in the development sector, I had accepted this unsought, unexpected honour — only in order to make a humble, potentially positive contribution.
“My initial view was that even though I am not a resident of the province one could use experience in aspects of political economy and familiarity with the core problems of the province to advocate the cause of Balochistan. Several residents of Balochistan conveyed their valued felicitations and support for my nomination. – APP