Shahzad Akbar resigns; vows to remain part of PTI

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he had submitted his resignation as the adviser but vowed that he would continue to be part of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

“I have tendered my resignation today to PM as Advisor. I sincerely hope the process of accountability continues under leadership of PM IK as per PTI’s manifesto. I will remain associated with party n keep contributing as member of legal fraternity,” tweeted Akbar.

Akbar had played a crucial role in the Panama Papers case which saw the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ousted from the power. The news was met with different reactions from different political parties. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry appreciated Akbar for the work he did whereas the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Mohammad Zubair criticised Akbar for ‘wasting resources’.

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