KARACHI: Governor, State Bank of Pakistan, Yasin Anwer on Friday categorically denied his resignation from the post due to any differences with the concerned authorities.
Responding to the concern registered by members of Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs during their meeting with heads of commercial banks of the country at SBP head office, the Governor dispelled the impression that his early
retirement, on request, was due to any misgivings.
“I am leaving seven months prior to my due retirement date purely because of personal reasons,” said Yasin Anwer.
He said his association with SBP was challenging, fulfilling yet tiring and with absolute confidence that a strong team existed to man the institution he thought it appropriate to attend to his personal matters.
SBP Governor also expressed his gratitude to the Senator Committee led by Nasreen Jaleel and including Senator Engr. Mohammad Humayun Khan Mandokhel, Senator Fateh Mohammad Hassani and Senator Nuzhat Sadiq for expressing their confidence on him.
Senator Hassani, taking exception to what he claimed the growing trend of adhoc-ism in the country, said a better precedence could be set if the SBP Governor is requested to defer his request for atleast two months.
“During this time some one from SBP itself, on purely merit basis is, appointed for the position,” he said.
Senators present in the meeting paid glowing tributes to the SBP Governor and appreciated his professional competency as well as role in the development and strengthening of financial sector of the country.