ISLAMABAD: Senator Azam Swati, has tendered resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Former Minister for Science and Technology said that he would defend his case without any portfolio or authority.
He said that he could not work under these conditions.
Relevant I: Minister for Science and Technology Azam Swati Thursday tendered his resignation to Prime Minister in a meeting at the PM Office. The minister had decided to resign from the office until the decision of the case against him. Swati is, currently, under investigation for alleged misuse of authority and the Supreme Court of Pakistan had decided on Wednesday to try him under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. The chief justice had taken Suo Motu notice of the transfer of Inspector General of Police Islamabad Jan Muhammad on October 27, for allegedly refusing to take action on the complaint by Swati’s son regarding fight over purported encroachment by a family at their farmhouse.
Relevant II): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Naeem ul Haq Thursday said Azam Sawati tendered his resignation to the prime minister after the Supreme Court has started proceeding of a case against him. Talking to a private news channel, Naeem ul Haq said: “The resignation of Azam Sawati is a true example of Naya Pakistan, where no one can hold public office, who has cases against him in the courts.” He said the prime minister has accepted his resignation keeping in view the pending court’s cases against him. Naeem ul Haq said the government would implement the court decision whether it come in favor or against him. Replying to a question, he said if the court decision comes in the favor of Azam Sawati, he would again the part of the federal cabinet and adding the PTI government would obey and implement the court’s decision.
Snap taken prior to his resignation shows Azam Swati chairing a meeting.