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Saturday 23rd October 2021 / 17 Rabiulawal 1443

Aleem Khan decides to resign as Punjab food minister

Punjab cabinet expected to undergo changes in coming days. (Source: Geo News)

Punjab cabinet expected to undergo changes in coming days. (Source: Geo News)

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Abdul Aleem Khan has decided to step down from his position as the food minister of Punjab, according to several media reports.

According to Geo News, the provincial minister said he has twice sent his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that he wanted to resign due to “personal reasons”.

However, the Prime Minister has reportedly not accorded his approval yet. “I asked the prime minister six months back to allow me to step down and when he allows, I will resign from my post,” the minister told Geo News.

The federal cabinet earlier this week approved the appointment of Dr Kamran Ali Afzal as the new Punjab chief secretary in place of Jawad Rafique Malik.

The cabinet also approved the appointment of Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) director-general additional IGP Rao Sardar as Punjab police chief. He will replace incumbent Punjab IG Inam Ghani.

The Punjab government is changing the provincial IGP for the sixth time, making Sardar the seventh IG of the province in the PTI’s tenure.

On the other hand, the chief secretary for Punjab has been changed four times since the PTI came to power, making Afzal the fifth chief secretary during the PTI’s three-year tenure.

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