ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Senator Azam Swati resigned from the post of federal minister for science and technology.
Swati submitted his resignation during a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has accepted the resignation and told Swati to present himself before the Supreme Court in the ongoing misconduct case.
In the resignation, Swati said he could not continue working under the present circumstances.
The Supreme Court has been hearing a case against Swati pertaining to transfer of Islamabad IGP Jan Muhammad.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice of Islamabad IGP Jan Muhammad’s abrupt transfer last month. The IGP was transferred on October 27 after he allegedly refused to take action on a complaint filed by Swati’s son regarding a fight over purported encroachment with a family at their farmhouse.