Chairman NAB Aftab Sultan resigns

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Aftab Sultan has tendered his resignation from the position after allegedly refusing to “follow the line.”

He was given a three-year appointment as the anti-graft chief last July.

The NAB chairman met with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who accepted his resignation, according to local media reports.

Prime Minister lauded the services of Aftab Sultan and his honesty. The Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Sultan upon his insistence, according to PMO.

Sultan revealed in a conversation with local media that he had recently resigned from his position. Aftab Sultan stated, “I was requested to do certain things that were not acceptable to me.”

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) administration appointed him to fill the void after Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal’s term as chairman ended last year.

It should be noted that Aftab Sultan had held the position of Punjab Police Inspector General before being named Director General of the Intelligence Bureau.

He had previously worked for the former prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gilani, as DG IB.