After a spate of complaints from govt’s political allies it is now in khyber Pakhtunkhwa where three provincial ministers have been removed from their posts on Sunday. These include Atif Khan, Shahram Khan Tarakai and Shakeel Ahmed, according to a notification issued by the provincial government.
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 issued by KP Chief Secretary Taj Muhammad said that Governor Shah Farman removed the ministers under clause 3 of Article 105 of the Constitution. On their de-notification they have to be ceased from their portfolios of provicial minister at the spot.
Reportedly, the differences between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and some of his cabinet members had deepened and that Prime Minister Imran Khan had also taken notice of the friction.
KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai, while referring to the issue in his talk to the media, revealed that the leaders had opposed the policies set by the government and were involved in the grouping for a long time, including an attempt to form a group within the provincial cabinet. These ministers gave an impression that CM Mehmood khan was not eligible for this post and was not doing work properly, Yusufzai added.