Pakistan's State Bank governor resigns

08:14, June 03, 2010      

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Pakistan's State Bank Governor Salim Raza resigned late Wednesday night and Yasin Anwar, deputy governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), was appointed as the new governor of SBP, reported local English TV channel Express early Thursday morning.

According to the local media reports, Salim Raza tendered his resignation about a month ago, but the resignation was not approved by the Pakistani President Zardari until he had consulted with people concerned over the issue on Wednesday.

Local media quoted official sources as saying that the president has accepted Salim Raza's resignation and appointed Yasin Anwar as the new governor of SBP.

It was reported that Salim Raza resigned due to personal reasons. But insiders in Islamabad said the reason for Salim Raza' s resignation was not that simple as reported.

The impact of the resignation of the Pakistan's State Bank governor is yet to be assessed.

Details about the resigned SBP governor and his successor are not available immediately.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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