ISLAMABAD - The Federations counsel informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday if there were some lapses and defects in the notification regarding the appointment of NAB chairman then those could be rectified accordingly. Abdul Hafeez Pirzada was of the opinion, If the court thinks that there are some technical lacunas in the notification then it could be rectified without discontinuity of the process, adding: I am saying this not as a counsel of the Federation, but as a law officer of this court. Justice Khosa said if you think a new notification should be issued after removing the lacunas then Justice (Retd) Deedar Hussain Shah has to first quit his office. Pirzada replied, for that he has to consult his client, therefore, he should be given time till tomorrow. The court accepting his request adjourned the case till today. The bench observed that the consultation process, which required advice of PM, was not fully met under Section 6 of the NAB Ordinance 1999. A four-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Javed Iqbal and comprising Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed and Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard different petitions against the appointment of incumbent Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Deedar Hussein Shah. Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, and Shahid Orakzai, a freelance journalist, have challenged the appointment of Justice (Retd) Deedar Hussain Shah as chairman NAB, appointed by President Asif Ali Zardari on Oct 8, 2010. Nisar in his petition contended that the new chairman NAB was appointed without the consultation of Opposition Leader, and that the consultation with the Chief Justice of Pakistan was mandatory for NAB chairmans appointment under Asfand Yar Wali and Dr Mubashar Hassans cases.In pursuant to the judgment, the then chairman NAB Naveed Ahsan, resigned from his post in February 2010. After Naveeds retirement Javed Qazi, Deputy Chairman NAB, performed as acting chairman NAB. On Sep 1, 2010 the apex court had passed the judgment that the assumption of the position of acting chairman NAB by Javed Qazi was illegal and directed the govt to appoint a regular chairman NAB within 30 days, therefore, the President appointed Justice (Retd) Deedar Hussain as chairman NAB.