Federal minister Azam Swati resigns in Islamabad IG transfer case

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Swati on Thursday resigned from his post after he was caught in a controversy over transfer of Islamabad IG and torture of a poor family.

The minister presented his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan during a meeting and told him that he could not perform his duties under the prevailing circumstances.

Media reports quoting Swati, said that prime minister asked him to surrender himself before the court and face charges against him.

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

A three-judge bench, headed by the Chief Justice, heard the suo motu case of the Islamabad IGP’s transfer.

“You (Swati) are a person of authority, do people in power treat their subordinates like this,” the chief justice remarked while hearing the case and asked him did rulers send women to jail because of issues involving cows?

“Why should not we make an example out of Swati. Now the court will conduct his trial under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution,” the chief justice said.