National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Special Prosecutor High Courts Imran Shafique on Tuesday resigned from his post citing ‘personal engagement’ as main reason behind the move.
Shafique was representing the bureau in a petition against placing Special Assistant to PM on overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari’s name in exit control list besides several other high profile cases at the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Sources told Express News that Shafique traded barbs during a heated debate with Bukhari outside the IHC after adopting a strong stance over his dual nationality before the high court on Monday.
Verdict reserved on plea seeking removal of Zulfi Bukhari’s name from ECL
The lawyer was member of NAB’s prosecution team in many high profile cases including Panama Papers leak, acquittal of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Mian Mansha cases. He was also the lead prosecutor in the reference against former finance minister Ishaq Dar.
Earlier today, the Islamabad High Court reserved the verdict on a plea seeking removal of Zulfi Bukhari’s name from the ECL.
Shafiq submitted documents against Bukhari to the two-member IHC bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Kiyani during the proceeding.