ISLAMABAD (APP) Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Syed Salim Raza has submitted his resignation effective from May 6, citing personal reasons. The President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of the Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, has accepted the resignation of Syed Salim Raza, allowing Yaseen Anwar, Deputy SBP Governor, to temporarily work as Governor, said a Press release issued here late Wednesday night. The Government would like to place on record its acknowledgement of the meritorious service rendered to the country by Salim Raza as the Governor of State Bank of Pakistan and wishes him the very best in his future life and career. Monitoring Desk adds: Salim Raza, who took charge of the SBP top slot in January 2009, was to retire from his office in February 2012, but he quit early, reported a private TV channel. Prior to this post, Salim Raza was the Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Business Council (PBC) since February 2006. He was the 15th Governor of the State Bank. He had been with the Citibank in various positions that included Country and Regional Management across the Middle East, Africa and the UK, Central and Eastern Europe, based in London from 1989 to 2006.