Three KP ministers removed from their positions over differences with govt
January 26, 2020
PESHAWAR (92 News) – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has removed its three ministers from their positions over difference with the provincial government on Sunday. According to a notification obtained by 92 News, KP Governor Shah Farman de-notified Atif Khan, Shahram Khan Tarakai and Shakeel Ahmed as provincial ministers. It is pertinent to mention here that they were allegedly the ‘masterminds of a pressure group’. Atif was the minister of sports, culture and tourism, while Tarakai was heading the health department and Ahmed was in charge of the revenue and estate department. The notification said that Governor Farman removed the ministers under clause 3 of Article 105 of the Constitution. A copy of the notification has been forwarded to the concerned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmakers. The notification further said the lawmakers were removed from the office with “immediate effect”. KP information minister Shaukat Yousafzai said the leaders had opposed the policies set by the government and involved in the grouping for a long time. He said that the ministers had been given warnings many times and the matter was also raised before Prime Minister Imran Khan. On the other hand, PM’s Adviser Shahzad Arbab said that the prime minister took the notice of matter and met with the KP chief minister and discussed this matter. PM Khan will decide as per the party vision. He also said that the inference of the bureaucracy is necessary in every government, it comes under the government. The government decides the matter but the bureaucracy tried to implements on the decision.