Shahzad Akbar resigns as PM’s adviser

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Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan’s adviser on accountability and interior Mirza Shahzad Akbar on Monday resigned from his office.

“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,” Shahzad Akbar said in a tweet.

According to sources, PM Khan had expressed dissatisfaction with Akbar’s performance.

Akbar, a former deputy prosecutor for the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), 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, Akbar was appointed as adviser to the prime minister on accountability and Interior with the status of a federal minister.