Abdul Aleem Khan decides to resign from ministry

Dunya News

Aleem Khan tendered his resignation in meeting with prime minister a few days ago

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader and provincial minister Abdul Aleem Khan has decided to resign from his ministry.

Taking to twitter, Aleem Khan said, "My relationship with Prime Minister Imran Khan is not political but personal and fraternal. I am proud to have stood by the side of the PTI in the struggle for a ‘Naya Pakistan’ for the last 10 years. Even today, my relationship with Imran Khan, apart from politics, is purely personal and fraternal, which will last forever.”

The provincial minister has decided to resign from his ministry once again. He tendered his resignation in a meeting with the prime minister a few days ago. Imran Khan returned his resignation to Abdul Aleem Khan and asked him to wait for some time.

Abdul Aleem Khan is awaiting a reply from Prime Minister Imran Khan. “I can no longer handle the ministry due to personal engagement. I spent many years in politics but now I want to give some time to my private life. I have done a lot of works for Pakistan and I will continue to my work for the country.”

Earlier, Aleem Khan had resigned from Ministry of Local Government and Planning after his arrest on February 6, 2019 when the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested him in an offshore company case. The NAB was investigating Aleem Khan s offshore company and was also investigating assets in beyond income case.

On the other hand, major reshuffle is expected in Punjab cabinet as portfolios of five ministers are likely to be changed. According to the reports, there is a possibility of reshuffling in the departments of several ministers of the Punjab cabinet.

After three years of unsatisfactory performance of several provincial ministers in Punjab, there is a possibility of reshuffling in the portfolios of the several provincial ministers. In this regard, the reports of authoritative bodies have been compiled on the performance of these ministers.

The reshuffle in the portfolios of the ministers will be based on their three-year performance. After the final approval of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar will take action.

The ministries of five ministers in the Punjab cabinet are in hot water. Minister for Labour Ansar Majeed Khan Niazi will likely to face the possible change. He has openly expressed his critical attitude in the cabinet meetings.

The portfolios of Tareen group’s provincial ministers Nauman Langrial and Ajmal Cheema are expected to be reshuffled. The ministry of Hafiz Mumtaz will also likely to be changed.

The Punjab Assembly’s higher authorities are also not happy with the performance of Minister for Food Aleem Khan. It also said that the food minister did not attend the assembly session after the first meeting of the budget. Aleem Khan has not been attending the cabinet meetings for some time.

Minister for Transport Jahanzeb Kachchi is also likely to be come in circle of possible change. Minister for Higher Education Yasir Humayun’s ministry is also in a state of uncertainty.

There are also concerns about the performance of Minister for Literacy and Non Formal Basic Education Raja Rashid Hafeez, while Reservations are also being expressed about the performance of Minister of Punjab for Environment Protection Bao Muhammad Rizwan. Meanwhile, a final decision could not be taken regarding him due to the coalition partys ministry.

It was also reported that the proposal to appoint special coordinators to party leaders in the ministries is also being considered. Party leaders can be tasked for working together with ministers.