KP law minister resigns after leaked video goes viral

By: News Desk      Published: 09:45 PM, 9 Feb, 2021
KP law minister resigns after leaked video goes viral
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Law Minister Sultan Mohammad Khan.–File photo

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Law Minister Sultan Mohammad Khan resigned from his office on Tuesday after a leaked video showed him receiving money from a Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader against his vote before the Senate elections of 2018.

Khan has sent his resignation to Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and said it is his moral duty to resign until completion of an investigation into the charges against him. He said that people would know the facts soon and he would prove himself innocent. 

According to some reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered Sultan’s removal after he was seen in the 2018 video receiving money from a PPP man after selling his Senate vote to the rival party. 

Sultan Khan has been in office since August 29, 2018. He has been a member of the provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since August 2018. Previously, he was a member of the provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from May 2013 to May 2018. 

Sultan, born on July 4, 1980 in Charsadda, has a law degree from the University of Peshawar. He later obtained a degree of master of law from the United Kingdom. 

Sultan and other PTI lawmakers’ video has gone viral on social media amid a heated debate between the government and opposition on open balloting for this year's Senate elections.

In the video, stacks of money can be seen atop a table in front of PTI MPAS from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. KP Law Minister Sultan Mohammad Khan and MPA Ubaid Mayar can also be seen in the video. 

PPP former MPA Mohammad Ali Bacha can be seen handing over money to PTI parliamentarians. Sultan Khan can be seen receiving money in the video and keeping it in a bag. Some other MPAs of the PTI can also be seen in the video.