Islamabad (Staff Report): President Arif Alvi on Thursday accepted resignation of Azam Swati as Federal Minister for Science and Technology.
According to details, a notification has been issued by the cabinet division in this regard. The President took the decision on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The resignation will be effective from the day on which he had tendered his resignation.
Senator Azam Swati resigned as Minister for Science and Technology on December 6, 2018.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, who is under investigation over alleged misuse of authority, submitted his resignation during a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In his resignation, Swati said he could not continue working under the present circumstances. "I am upholding my moral responsibility and submitting my resignation," he added.
On October 27, former Islamabad IGP Jan Muhammad was transferred after he allegedly refused to take action on a complaint by the son of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Swati, regarding a fight over purported encroachment with a family at their farmhouse.
The Supreme Court had taken suo motu notice of the transfer of Islamabad IGP and suspended the transfer of Jan Muhammad but had to withdraw its order after he excused himself from performing duties as Islamabad IGP.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday forwarded probe into the assets of Azam Swati to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and police for further probe.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday forwarded the case pertaining to probe into Swati’s assets to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and remarked that if any mis-declaration is proven then the court will see whether he is qualified or not.