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Farogh Naseem resigns as federal law minister

Senator Farogh Naseem on Tuesday resigned as the federal minister of law and justice.

This latest development comes after an emergency Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday headed by PM Imran Khan.

Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed confirmed Farogh Naseem’s resignation news while addressing a press conference at the federal capital.

He was accompanied by the prime minister’s special assistant on accountability, Shahzad Akbar, and Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood.

Sheikh Rasheed said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan has accepted Naseem’s resignation.”

“Let me tell you that Farogh Naseem has resigned voluntarily”, he further added.

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“The Cabinet lauds Farogh Naseem’s abilities and hard work,” Sheikh Rasheed also clarified, that none of the Cabinet members criticized the former law minister.

As it was being speculated that Law Minister’s resignation came after today’s SC decision of suspending COAS extension notification.

Barrister Farogh  “will present himself before the court tomorrow with the attorney general and represent the government’s stance on General Bajwa’s extension”, he added.

PM’s special assistant Shahzad Akbar added that Farog Naseem could, however, rejoin the Cabinet after the case concludes and premier’s approval.

Akbar further added that the law minister stepped down from the post as he could not fight Gen Bajwa’s case while holding the law minister’s office.

Saman Siddiqui

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