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Azam Swati resigns as Federal Minister

Islamabad: In a wake of IG transfer case Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati on Thursday resigned from his ministry.

“I cannot work under these conditions,” he says. “Now I will defend my case without any portfolio or authority,” says the Former Federal Minister for Science and Technology.

Decision of the resignation came in when in the Inspector General of Police (IG) Jan Muhammad transfer case investigation Supreme Court order to start trial against the minister under article 62 (1)(f).

During yesterday hearing it was hinted that trial against him could be launched under the article which also led to the disqualification of former premier Nawaz Sharif.

The former IG’s transfer was made when  Azam Khan Swati’s son filed a case against slum dwellers who had acquired their family’s land.  Five people, including two women were arrested after the registration of the case. The convicted family was released because according to police a settlement has been reached between the two parties,

Supreme Court ordered a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to be formed up that contain officials of FIA, NAB and IB to probe this case.

JIT reported on November 29 that Swati misused his powers and also the allegations against the family proved to be untrue.

It should be noted that PM Khan had already said that Government will not influence the case result and if he is found guilty he will have to leave his seat.


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