Shahzad Akbar resigns as PM’s adviser

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Islamabad -Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar Monday resigned from his post.
Talking to Twitter, Shahzad Akbar has announced,” I have tendered my resignation today to PM as Advisor.”

“I have tendered my resignation today to PM as Advisor. I sincerely hope the process of accountability continues under [the] leadership of PM IK as per PTI’s manifesto. I will remain associated with party [and] keep contributing as member of legal fraternity,” Akbar said.
A former deputy prosecutor for the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Akbar was appointed as the special assistant to the prime minister on accountability in August 2018.

Later, in December 2019, he was also given an additional portfolio of adviser to the prime minister on interior affairs.
In July 2020, the barrister was been promoted to adviser to the prime minister on accountability and Interior with the status of a federal minister.
Commenting on the resignation, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry admired Akbar’s services as Adviser to the PM on Accountability and Interior.
He said, “You worked under tremendous pressure,it was never easy to take on Mafias but way you worked and handled cases is admirable”.

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