PM rejects Law Minister Azam Tarar’s resignation
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Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday rejected the resignation of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) central leader Azam Nazeer Tarar who resigned from the federal law ministry a month ago citing ‘personal reasons’, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to the sources, a delegation of federal ministers on Tuesday informed Azam Nazeer Tarar about the Prime Minister's decision.
The delegation including Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Khawaja Saad Rafiq, and Information Minister Maryam Aurangzeb visited Tara’s residence and apprised him about the decision of the premier that Azam Nazeer Tarar should continue his duties as the federal law minister.
Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar resigned from his position as law minister due to "personal reasons" on October 23. On his resignation, Ayaz Sadiq was given the portfolio of Law and Justice in addition to his duties as minister for economic affairs.
Accepting the request of Prime Minister, Azam Nazir Tarar will resume the duties of the Law Minister on Wednesday, Nov 30, the sources added.
It is pertinent that Azam Nazeer Tarar resigned following criticism by the lawyers’ community as well as federal government circles for two of his choices.
Tarar had supported Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial’s nominations of junior judges for elevation to the Supreme Court on the federal government's instructions.
In another incident, Tarar was the Chief Guest at the Asma Jahangir conference when anti-Army slogans were chanted. He and other guests remained silent on this rhetoric.
However, a lawyer close to Tarar revealed that he was not comfortable with the government's decision, and therefore, decided to tender his resignation.