ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership denied finalizing the name of Dr Ameer Mohammad Khan Jogezai for Balochistan governorship, a day after reports said he had been nominated for the provincial post by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
A spokesperson of the premier, in a statement, said there was no truth to reports that Jogezai’s name has been finalised for the post.
The statement added that in view of some evidences that surfaced recently regarding Jogezai, there has been no further progress on the recommendation.
However on Saturday, Dr Ameer Mohammad Khan Jogezai night refuted claims that he had excused himself from taking up the post of the governor of Balochistan.
There were reports that nomiated Governor Balochistan had refused to assume the office.
“I did not excuse myself from the nomination of Balochistan Governor post,” Dr Jogezai explained, adding: “I’d said I won’t take the oath as the governor until I’m given the required clearance.”
Noting that the government offices will reopen in the coming week after the Eid-ul-Azha holidays, the governor of Balochistan nominee said he would “take oath after the NAB [National Accountability Bureau] issues the certificate next week”.
Pakistan’s anti-corruption body (NAB), had disclosed that its investigations pertaining to the financial embezzlement cases against Dr Jogezai were in the final phase and that the relevant references were expected to be filed against him soon.
The anti-graft watchdog’s executive board, chaired by Qamar Zaman, had approved an inquiry against the Balochistan Governor nominee in 2015.