Shahzad Akbar’s resignation good riddance, says Broadsheet CEO Moussavi

By: News Desk
Published: 10:50 AM, 25 Jan, 2022
Shahzad Akbar’s resignation good riddance, says Broadsheet CEO Moussavi
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Broadsheet CEO Kaveh Moussavi has commented satirically on the resignation of PM advisor on accountability and interior Shahzad Akbar who resigned yesterday (Monday) saying that it’s good riddance as the accountability czar has zero credibility in the domestic or international struggle against corruption, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

In a post uploaded on his twitter handle, Moussavi wrote: “Good riddance! The man had zero commitment to the rule of law, obeying court orders, or investigating corruption. Just like NAB, on whose behalf he sought to negotiate with me, he has zero credibility in the domestic or international struggle against corruption.”

In another tweet, he said: “Tip of iceberg! NAB is a fraudulent outfit, a racketeer influenced and corrupt organisation totally indifferent to the evidence of collusion between its corrupt officials and external crooks plotting to sabotage anti-corruption efforts and milk Pakistan. Shame on them.”

Moussavi was the CEO of the UK based Broadsheet Company which was hired by then president Gen Pervez Musharraf to probe and track the illegally gotten money accumulated by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. 

Advisor to Prime Minister on Accountability & Interior Mirza Shehzad Akbar tendered his resignation on Monday. He announced his decision in a tweet.

The former advisor said he sincerely hopes the process of accountability continues under leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan as per Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PTI’s manifesto.

“I will remain associated with the party and keep contributing as a member of the legal fraternity,” he said.

Pertinent to note here that Mirza Shahzad Akbar served for one year and six months as accountability aide to the premier. He was appointed as the special assistant to the prime minister on accountability and interior in August 2018. In July 2020, Akbar was appointed as an adviser to the prime minister with the same portfolio.  

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that Akbar worked under "tremendous pressure". "It was never easy to take on mafias, but the way you worked and handled cases is admirable. More important work is now awaiting you," he said.