Azam Swati tenders resignation to PM

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Senator Azam Swati today (Thursday) tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan after being in the limelight of the controversy related to transfer of Islamabad IGP.

Media reports claimed that Swati told the premier that he was unable to concentrate on his job under the existing conditions.

Media reports cited claims from sources that Swati told the prime minister that “Now I will defend my case without any portfolio or authority.”

Supreme Court decided on Wednesday to conduct his trial under Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution.

Chief Justice of Pakistan, during the hearing of suo motu notice in case of Islamabad IGP’s transfer remarked, “We have read Swati’s reply. You (Swati) are a person of authority. Do people in power behave with their subordinates in the way you did? Do rulers send women to jail because of issues pertaining to the involvement of cows?”

He then turned to the Islamabad IGP and remarked, “You did not take any action on this matter.” The IGP responded, “Action was not taken as the case is being heard in court.” The CJP said, “Why don’t we make an example out of Swati. Now the court will conduct his trial under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.”