In another U-turn, PM decides to take sacked KP ministers back

By: 24 News      Published: 11:59 PM, 31 Jan, 2020
PM Imran Khan meeting with KP

Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to give another chance to the three Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ministers who were sacked earlier this week.

This was decided at a meeting between PM Imran Khan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Friday. The premier directed the KP CM to take Atif Khan, Shahram Tarakai and Shakeel Ahmed back into the cabinet, work with them as a team and come up to people’s expectations.

“I don’t want to put pressure on you. I have full confidence in you. I removed the ministers to empower you,” the PM told the CM. The premier said that some elements created misunderstanding among KP ministers. He directed the CM to fix these problems and deliver like a team.

PM, ministers meetingsacked KP ministers

Former KP ministers Atif Khan and Shahram Khan Tarakai called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office on January 29. A press release of the PM Media Office said the meeting was held in a pleasant atmosphere where political affairs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were discussed.

Sacking

The KP governor denotified Senior Minister for Sports and Tourism Atif Khan, Health Minister Shahram Tarakai and Minister for Revenue and Estate Shakeel Ahmad from the cabinet on January 22. KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai said that problems emerge if PTI keeps mum on groupings in the party.