Pervez Khattak refutes the group reports in the KP government

NOWSHERA: Defense Minister Pervez Khattak on Sunday refuted the cluster reports in the provincial cabinet, saying that the three ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) were fired for disciplinary violations, ARY News reported.

“There is no grouping in the province and all ministers are united,” Khattak told reporters in Nowshera.

The defense minister said that the Baluchistan government’s broadcast will be resolved by tomorrow (Monday), adding that negotiations with all coalition partners have been successful and that the agreement will be implemented soon.

Why did the government eliminate Atif Khan, Shahram Tarakai as PK ministers?

The charges sheet against former provincial ministers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), including Muhammad Atif Khan and Shahram Khan Tarakai, has appeared and shows its failures in their respective ministries, citing sources.

The sources said that Muhammad Atif Khan, who served as Minister of Tourism, Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs of KP, exhibited poor performance in the tourism department despite important steps taken by the federal government. It was learned that the former minister did not promote tourism despite receiving orders from higher authorities after detecting specific places.

In addition, it also failed to create a friendly environment for tourists in the province, in addition to not providing basic facilities to visitors.

Read: Three PK ministers removed from their posts; notification issued

The charge sheet has also highlighted the disappointing performance of Shahram Khan Tarakai as Minister of Local Government of KP, as he has failed to introduce new LG laws.

The sources said the lack of progress of the two ministers became a reason for the government to face serious criticism and shame even though PK Prime Minister Mahmood Khan issued warnings many times.

Constant failures resulted in the termination of the two ministers by the main ministers, the sources said, adding that vacant positions will be filled shortly after the appointment of new ministers.



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US Navy chief fired over dealing with of SEAL saga involving Trump

WASHINGTON: US Protection Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy’s prime civilian on Sunday over his dealing with of the case of a Navy SEAL who was convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq and later gained the assist of President Donald Trump.

Esper additionally decided that the sailor in query, Particular Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, needs to be allowed to retain his Trident pin designating him as a SEAL – successfully ending the Navy’s efforts to hold out a peer overview that would have ousted him from the elite drive.

Trump, who publicly opposed taking away Gallagher’s Trident pin and had intervened within the case to revive his rank, cheered the strikes.

“Eddie will retire peacefully with the entire honors that he has earned, together with his Trident Pin,” Trump mentioned on Twitter.

The fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer final week steered a potential break up with Trump by telling Reuters that Gallagher ought to nonetheless face a peer overview board.

The SEAL was acquitted by a navy jury in July of murdering a captured and wounded Islamic State fighter in Iraq by stabbing him within the neck, nevertheless it convicted him of illegally posing with the detainee’s corpse. That had led to his rank being diminished.

The White Home mentioned in November that Trump had restored Gallagher’s rank and had pardoned two Military officers accused of conflict crimes in Afghanistan. Critics had mentioned such actions would undermine navy justice and ship a message that battlefield atrocities can be tolerated.

In a letter printed in media stories, Spencer took parting pictures at Trump and defended the necessity to protect “good order and self-discipline all through the ranks” — one thing Navy officers had believed the peer overview board would assist guarantee.

“The rule of regulation is what units us other than our adversaries,” Spencer wrote, based on the stories.

“Sadly it has turn out to be obvious that on this respect, I not share the identical understanding with the Commander in Chief who appointed me.”

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Chuck Schumer, the highest Democrat within the US Senate, counseled Spencer for “standing as much as President Trump when he was mistaken, one thing too many on this administration and the Republican Social gathering are scared to do.”

The Pentagon declined to right away present a replica of Spencer’s letter.

Nevertheless, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman supplied a unique model of occasions main as much as Spencer’s dismissal, saying Spencer additionally had a non-public line of communications with the White Home.

Esper determined to ask for Spencer’s resignation after “shedding belief and confidence in him relating to his lack of candor over conversations with the White Home,” Hoffman mentioned.

Esper had favored letting the overview course of “play itself out objectively and intentionally, in equity to all events,” Hoffman mentioned. However that now appeared inconceivable.

“At this level, given the occasions of the previous couple of days, Secretary Esper has directed that Gallagher retain his Trident pin,” Hoffman mentioned.

Trump mentioned he would nominate the US envoy to Norway, Ken Braithwaite, to exchange Spencer as Navy Secretary.



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