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Federal Minister Azam Swati Resigns From Post

Islamabad (December 06, 2018): The infamous Federal Minister, Azam Swati has resigned from his designation as the Federal Minister for Science and Technology.

According to details, PTI Minister Azam Swati has resigned from his post following Supreme Court’s (SC) order to launch a trial against him under Article 62 (1)(f) regarding the transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IG) Jan Muhammad.

PTI’s Senator was under investigation over alleged misuse of authority.

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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 his resignation, Swati said he could not continue working under the present circumstances. “I am upholding my moral responsibility and submitting my resignation,” he added.

Earlier yesterday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, while hearing the case of transfer of ISP Islamabad, remarked that SC will conduct Federal Minister Azam Swati’s trial under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.

It is the same article under which Supremo of PML-N and Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and Active PTI Leader Jahangir Tareen were disqualified.A three-judge bench headed by the chief justice heard the Suo Motu case of the Islamabad IGP’s transfer.

Earlier on November 29, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that Federal Minister Azam Swati misused his powers and sought a clarification from him under Article 62 (1)(F).

As the hearing began, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) submitted a report in the Supreme Court (SC) declaring Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati guilty in Islamabad Inspector General (IG) of Police transfer case.

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Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said that the case should be registered on the basis of this report as apology is not acceptable because poor people were tortured.

JIT report revealed that Azam Sawati had misused authority. The CJP questioned the government’s decision of keeping Azam Sawati in his position under Article 62(1)(F).

The CJP called the victim family on to the rostrum and said that we are fighting for your right but you are accepting the apology.As the hearing went underway, Senator Azam Swati’s lawyer, Ali Zafar informed the bench that the joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe the minister’s misconduct had submitted a sealed report before the court.

“I have yet to receive a copy of the report,” Swati’s counsel said.

The chief justice responded, “Swati misused his powers and the JIT report states that the federal minister was accorded special treatment.”

“The question is whether such a person should remain minister? We will have to keep in mind Article 62 (1)(F). We are issuing a notice to Swati to satisfy us under Article 62 (1)(F),” the top judge added.Further, Justice Nisar added, “We will also have to see how many acres of land Swati has encroached on.”

Swati’s counsel then informed the bench that the federal minister will return on December 3. “I can get a reply submitted one week after that,” the counsel said.

Swati is accused of being involved in the transfer of Islamabad IG Jan Mohammad after Swati’s son registered a case against a family for trespassing on his land.

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