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Law Minister Farooq H Naek. — File photo by APP

ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek on Thursday said President Asif Ali Zardari has sent National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman’s letter to the law ministry and has sought a legal opinion on it, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives outside the Parliament House, the minister said that if NAB chairman Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari has directly submitted his resignation in the letter, then President Zardari would be taking action on it.

Moreover, Naek said the ministry was examining all legal aspects of the letter especially with regard to whether it contains a resignation.

In a letter dated Jan 27 and dispatched from the chairman’s home address in Chak Shahzad Farms, Park Road, Bokhari had directly accused members of the superior judiciary of trying to influence the outcome of the coming general election.

Addressing his appointing authority, the president, Bokhari cast serious doubts over the role of the Supreme Court which he said “could be seen as pre-poll rigging”.

The letter was released to the media on Monday.

NAB spokesman Zafar Iqbal confirmed the contents of the letter which he said had been formally delivered to the president’s secretariat.