Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi on Saturday has decided to tender his resignation after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s oath as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
According to sources, Sethi said that the decision to quit has been taken to save Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Earlier, PTI had written a letter to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) requesting the anti-graft watchdog to open an investigation over alleged corruption against Sethi.
The letter was written by PTI leader Javaid Badar in which he demanded the anti-graft agency to launch probe against the PCB chairman. A letter was written to the PCB chairman to make audit report public, the letter added.
The letter stated that Najam Sethi was involved in corruption in PSL due to which he wasn’t letting the PSL audit report to be made public. It further accused PCB chief of failing to make PSL a successful event.
Sources privy to PTI told our correspondent that PM-in-waiting will not only force Sethi to relinquish but would also initiate probe into mammoth irregularities.
Sources added that Khan will also direct Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to take probe of pending cases against Sethi to their logical end.
Najam Sethi has already hinted at resuming his career as a TV analyst.
“Inshallah my chirya and I will be back on TV soon,” Sethi tweeted on August 3.
On July 27, Imran Khan’s close friend Zulfi Bukhari had advised Najam Sethi to tender his resignation.
“The job should be given on merit,” Mr Bukhari told Private TV Channel. “If I were him, I would have resigned already.”
Najam Sethi, a renowned journalist and an analyst, was made the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab before the 2013 elections.
After the results of 2013 elections were announced, Khan had launched an anti-rigging campaign against the PML-N government, accusing Sethi of helping the party win the general elections in Punjab. Najam Sethi was made PCB Chairman after the PML-N formed the government.