LAHORE: Citing an ‘uncomfortable working environment’ Deputy Prosecutor General Accountability (DPGA) Chaudhry Khaleequz Zaman on Monday resigned from his post.

Mr Zaman was serving as the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) prosecutor in cases against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Saad Rafique, Salman Rafique, Aleem Khan and others.

He has tendered his resignation to the prosecution branch, besides being legal wing head of the NAB, Lahore office.

In the resignation letter (a copy available with Dawn), Mr Zaman pointed out that working with NAB became difficult for him due to “certain reasons”, requesting immediate acceptance of his resignation, as per terms and condition of his contract.

NAB sources say that Mr Zaman was not comfortable with the bureau’s present administration.

Earlier in July, it was reported that the PMLN-led federal government has decided to further amend the NAB laws.

The sources say after the anticipated amendment, NAB would not be able to investigate corruption cases under Rs500 million.

The amendment would also end the president’s prerogative to appoint the accountability court judges, while the tenure of the NAB prosecutor general would also become extendable by three years, they added.

Published in Dawn, August 2nd, 2022

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