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KP Law Minister Sultan Muhammad steps down for alleged involvement in Senate votes scandal

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Former KP Law Minister Sultan Muhammad. Photo: Geo.television

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs, and Human Rights Sultan Muhammad has submitted his resignation after his alleged involvement in promoting votes earlier than the Senate elections of 2018 got here to the fore.

On Tuesday, a scandalous video surfaced on social media by which Sultan, together with different PTI MPAs, could possibly be seen allegedly accepting bribe previous to the Senate elections of 2018. According to Geo.television, reacting to the video, Prime Minister Imran Khan and KP’s chief minister Mahmood Khan requested Sultan to step down from his workplace.

KP CM Mahmood Khan stated that the federal government has duly accepted Sultan’s resignation.

Per the report, Sultan Muhammad determined to resign after his identify was talked about within the controversial video, saying that he’s stepping down on “moral grounds.”

Sultan Muhammad stated that it was “an honour for him to be a part of the cabinet,” including that he’s “unconditionally ready for all types of inquiries related to the scandal.”

“I am confident that justice will be served and my name will be cleared,” he stated, in line with the report. 

The Chief Minister of KP has additionally directed related authorities to hold out a clear inquiry into the video, including that the KP authorities would “not compromise on transparency” and would guarantee “equal accountability as per the vision of the prime minister.”

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