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PM appoints Mirza Shahzad as special assistant on accountability

Former deputy prosecutor National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Mirza Shahzad Akbar was appointed on Monday as special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on accountability.
“In terms of rule 4(6) of the Rules of Business, 1973 read with serial number 1A of Schedule-VA of the said rules, the prime minister has been pleased to appoint, with immediate effect, Mirza Shahzad Akbar as special assistant to the prime minister on accountability, with the status of Minister of State,” said a notification issued in this regard.Akbar is the director of Foundation for Fundamental Rights, an organisation that provides legal aid to enforce fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution of Pakistan.
Last night during his first address to the nation after assuming office, PM Imran took aim at corrupt politicians and said that a high-powered task force would be formed to recover the money taken out of Pakistan illegally.