President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain has approved the appointment of Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali as new prosecutor general of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Earlier, the prime minister had recommended the name of former Lahore High Court (LHC) judge Syed Asghar Haider.

He said that the law ministry had submitted a summary to the president in this regard on Tuesday and a notification will be issued soon.

On assurance of the attorney general the three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar disposed of the suo moto notice case regarding non-functioning of tribunals and special courts.