PPP demands removal of Interior Minister Azam Khan


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Saeed Ghani has demanded the removal of caretaker Interior Minister Azam Khan.

In a statement, Ghani said that Azam has been exposed in the case of Zulfi Bukhari scandal. It is not a secret anymore that Interior Minister Azam has a soft corner for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and is working to facilitate PTI.

“How an individual could be appointed on a very sensitive post when he is openly siding with one political party and could easily influence and use government machinery to benefit a particular political party?” he asked.

Ghani said that another PML-N member Marvi Memon continues to work as the chairperson of Benazir Income Support programme (BISP) despite reservation expressed by PPP.

Ghani further said that reportedly Marvi is pressurising her staff to work for her political party which is unethical and amounts to rigging in the elections. Elections could not be free and fair if individuals like Azam and Marvi continue to occupy important, influential and sensitive positions in the government, Ghani concluded.