PM's aide on accountability and interior Shahzad Akbar steps down

03:35 PM | 24 Jan, 2022
PM's aide on accountability and interior Shahzad Akbar steps down
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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister’s aide on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar resigned from his post.

Announcing the development on social media, Akbar said that he submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“I sincerely hope the process of accountability continues under the leadership of PM Imran as per the PTI’s manifesto. I will remain associated with the party and keep contributing as a member of the legal fraternity,” he wrote on Twitter.

Shahzad Akbar was appointed as the special assistant to the prime minister on accountability in August 2018. He was the first-ever time special assistant on accountability to the premier.

Meanwhile, Shahzad added that he will remain associated with the ruling party and keep contributing as a member of the legal fraternity.

Earlier, some media reports suggested that the premier, who pledged across the board accountability of the corrupt, was not satisfied due to the slow pace of trials in mega corruption cases.

PM Imran Khan expressed his dissatisfaction with Shahzad Akbar’s performance at a meeting on Friday as he said the persons indicted in corruption cases are now portraying themselves as 'innocent'. Khan opined that open and shut cases were being delayed due to poor prosecution.

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