PTI’s Ayub Afridi resigns as senator

PTI’s Ayub Afridi resigns as senator

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Muhammad Ayub Afridi has resigned from the Senate in a bid to pave way for Finance Adviser Shaukat Tarin to become a member of parliament.

As per a notification issued by the Senate Secretariat, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has accepted the resignation of Afridi.

In a video message, the outgoing senator said that he had willingly quit the seat after Prime Minister Imran khan had directed him to resign.

Afridi said that the Senate seat was entrusted to him by the party and the prime minister and he is happy to return it.

According to sources, Afridi has been appointed as PM’s advisor on overseas Pakistanis, the post vacated by PTI leader Zulfi Bukhari after he was named in a misconduct case.

Shaukat Tarin was appointed as the finance minister on April 17 and his constitutional tenure ended on October 16 after which the federal government appointed him as the PM’s adviser.

Under the Constitutional obligations, an unelected person needs to be elected to parliament to continue to serve as the minister for more than six months.