Azam Swati resigns as federal minister

ISLAMABAD: Within the wake of an inquiry pertaining to switch of IG Islamabad, Minister for Science and Expertise Azam Khan Swati on Thursday resigned from his ministry.

Sources say that the choice got here following Supreme Courtroom (SC) order to launch trial in opposition to him below Article 62 (1)(f) in a case relating to switch of Islamabad Inspector Common of Police (IG) Jan Muhammad.

Throughout the listening to of the case on the switch of the Islamabad police chief yesterday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had instructed that Azam Swati may very well be tried below Article 62(1)(f) ─ the identical part that led to the disqualification of former premier Nawaz Sharif.

The previous IGP’s switch occurred after Swati’s son registered a case in opposition to a household of slum dwellers for allegedly trespassing on his household’s land. 5 individuals, together with two girls, have been arrested for trespassing on the land and beating up Swati’s guards. They have been launched after a day’s detention as police stated a settlement had been reached between the minister and the detained household.

SC had fashioned a Joint Investigation Crew (JIT) comprising officers of FIA, NAB and IB to probe the difficulty on November 2.

The JIT on November 29 submitted its report back to the Supreme Courtroom blaming Swati for misusing powers.

The JIT, in its report, had stated allegations in opposition to the poor household lacked reality.

It’s pertinent to notice right here that Prime Minister Imran Khan, throughout his December 3 interview with some senior information anchors, had stated that his authorities won’t affect the probe and if Azam Swati is responsible, he two will resign like Babar Awan.

In September, PM’s adviser on parliamentary affairs Babar Awan too had resigned after Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB)had filed a reference in an accountability courtroom in opposition to him and PPP-era Minister for Water and Energy Raja Parvez Ashraf and others relating to delay within the Nandipur Energy Mission case.

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