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President accepts Azam Swati’s resignation as federal minister

ISLAMABAD: The president of Pakistan, on recommendation of the prime minister, has accepted resignation of former federal minister Azam Swati, facing inquiry in the Islamabad IGP transfer case, ARY News reported on Thursday. The Cabinet Division has notified acceptance of resignation of Mr. Swati as the federal minister for science and technology. The resignation comes into effect from December 6, 2018. The notification in this regard was issued today after 33 days. Azam Khan Swati had resigned as minister for…

SC refers Azam Swati’s assets case to FBR

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred the assets case involving Azam Swati, former federal minister for science and technology, to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for further investigation, ARY News reported. While hearing the case pertaining to ‘assets beyond known sources of income’ relating to the ex-minister, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said the court was not wrapping up the case. Further decision will be taken after the final report, he observed. Faisal Siddiqi, who has been appointed amicus by…

Azam Swati resigns as federal minister

ISLAMABAD: In the wake of an inquiry pertaining to transfer of IG Islamabad, Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati on Thursday resigned from his ministry. Sources say that the decision came following Supreme Court (SC) order to launch trial against him under Article 62 (1)(f) in a case regarding transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IG) Jan Muhammad. During the hearing of the case on the transfer of the Islamabad police chief yesterday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had suggested…

Chief justice refuses to accept Azam Swati’s donation for dams

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, on Tuesday refused to accept donation from Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Azam Khan Swati, for construction of dams, ARY News reported. Mr. Swati is an affluent man, and his treatment to the poor family has been revealed in the joint investigation team report , he said during the case hearing today. President Supreme Court Bar Association, Amanullah Kanrani, appeared before the apex court in defence of Mr. Swati and informed the court about his…

IGP transfer case: Azam Swati appears before Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Swati to submit his reply, in a case pertaining to illegal transfer of inspector general police Islamabad, by tonight, ARY News reported. Mr. Swati informed the court that he was out of country hence he couldn’t study in detail the joint investigation team (JIT) report in the case. He sought a day-long time to prepare and submit his reply. ‘I was out of the country and I will submit the reply today,” he added. The…

IGP transfer case: SC seeks reply from Azam Swati after JIT submits report

ISLAMABAD: The joint investigation team (JIT) on Thursday submitted its report to the Supreme Court in the case pertaining to transfer of inspector general of police, Islamabad, blaming Minister for Science and Technology Azam Swati for misusing powers, ARY News reported. The JIT had launched its investigations against Azam Swati over alleged abuse of powers. According to details, the JIT in its report said allegations made on a poor families lacked truth. “A clout was used to register a first information report…

JIT launches investigations against Azam Swati

PESHAWAR: In compliance with the apex court order, a joint investigation team (JIT) has launched investigations against Minister for Science and Technology Azam Swati over alleged abuse of powers. The JIT on Wednesday visited Azam Swati's residence to gather evidences and sought details from Capital Development Authority (CDA) about the residence of  Azam Swati. The JIT, headed by DG NAB Rawalpindi Irfan Mangi will have to present its report before the apex court withing 14 days. It is  pertinent to mention here…

Vawda says will try to compensate affected family in Azam Swati case

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda on Tuesday said at personal level they would try to compensate the pain and damage inflicted on the family in Azam Swati case. "There is no margin for discussion on plight of the affected family as a result of the fight. However, without giving justification whether Swati is right or wrong, the issue of the IG Islamabad's not taking the call for 22 hours is being debated in specific circle of the bureaucracy," he said while talking during ARY News programme…

IG Islamabad adopted irresponsible behaviour: Azam Swati defends transfer order

ISLAMABAD: On the issue of transfer of the inspector general of Islamabad, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati on Monday said he had done nothing illegitimate as behavior of the IG was irresponsible, ARY News reported. Talking to ARY News program 'Off The Record', he said there was a scuffle between the people encroaching a land and his watchman and following that they threatened that they would bomb Prime Minister Imran Khan.  Azam Swati said had IG Islamabad Police Jan Muhammad sent a…

‘Missed call’: Govt says reason given behind IG Islamabad’s removal is ‘fake’

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has denied reports that inspector general Islamabad Jan Muhammad was removed for reasons of his ‘non-cooperation’ with the Minister Azam Khan Swati. The reason behind IG’s removal was denied by government’s recently-formed ‘Fake News Busters’ account on Twitter. The summary for removal of IG Islamabad was sent to Prime Minister Imran Khan three weeks ago, however, the PM’s approval got delayed due to his busy schedule in the wake of foreign visits,” the account says in the…