ISLAMABAD: The Spokesman of the Ministry of Finance Saturday expressed dismay over the controversy generated in a section of media over the resignation of former Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Yaseen Anwar.
The spokesman said that Yaseen Anwar on his own accord and for personal reasons had approached the government to relieve him of his duties, as his personal circumstances did not permit him to continue, said a clarification issued here.
In his letter of resignation dated January 16, 2014 addressed to the Prime Minister, Yaseen Anwar had also requested for end-of-tenure benefits. The unfortunate incident of his son’s accident only added to the urgency and his resignation was reluctantly accepted by the government.
It was also agreed to extend him the benefits he had requested for in view of the fact that he had already served as Deputy Governor for 4 and a half years and could not get end-of- tenure benefits as Deputy Governor too.
The spokesman recalled that Yaseen Anwar in response to his resignation stated: “There are personal reasons and particularly due to recent injury of my son that compels me to move and stay together with my family, especially after having served at SBP for almost seven years as governor and deputy governor through very challenging times, amidst financial turmoil globally. It was an honor to serve Pakistan at this prestigious institution.”
The spokesman hopedg that this clarification would put an end to this unnecessary controversy and assured that the new Governor of SBP would be appointed keeping merit in view.