Tonight with Moeed Pirzada: Resignation of DG Accountability Commission, KPK

In this program segment Dr Moeed Pirzada raised questions in front of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission (EC) Director General Lieutenant General (retd) Hamid Khan as on what grounds he had resigned from the position of DG Ehtesab Commission. It must be noted that Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission (EC) Director General Lieutenant General (retd) Hamid Khan quit in a huff over amendments. In his resignation letter, Hamid cited changes made to the law supporting the commission by the provincial government as the reason for his decision. In the letter, he stated four “frustrations” due to which he decided to throw in the towel. Hamid wrote he agreed to join the commission not for the sake of emoluments but to help transform society. The K-P government recently amended the act through an ordinance which the K-P governor approved on Tuesday, February 9. The amendment reduces the powers of the director general of the commission and changes the accountability watchdog’s composition.Although Hamid raised his concerns over the changes in the law in a letter to Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan, the watchdog posted a press release to its website on Tuesday welcoming the amendments.