Here’s Why Law Minister Sultan Muhammad Khan Resigned Following PM’s Orders After Horse-Trading Video Went Viral

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Sultan Muhammad Khan Minister
Source: Express Tribune

A controversial video of Law Minister Sultan Muhammad Khan went viral on Tuesday. In the leaked video he is allegedly seen while receiving money in exchange for votes in the 2018 Senate elections. In the video six former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) lawmakers who served from 2013 to 2018 are also visible.

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Soon after the video made rounds on social media, netizens called out the sitting government on their inability to remove KP Law Minister, Sultan Muhammad Khan from office.

They also talked about how PTI removed 20 lawmakers who changed their loyalties from PTI and directed them to Qaumi Watan Party, but failed to remove Sultan from office.

All this social media backlash compelled the PTI Ministers to take note of the whole situation and take swift action. Soon after, PM’s aide on political communication i.e. Shehbaz Gill tweeted that PM Imran Khan has instructed Chief Minister, Mahmood Khan to remove the minister in conversation from his post. He added that PM has also asked to hold an inquiry into the matter and submit a report.

Staying true to his word in trying to keep processes as transparent as possible, PM condemned the act and said how this is what he stands against. He also reiterated that like always, he won’t let this matter go unnoticed and will strive to ”stop this cycle of money laundering.”

Moments after Gill and PM’s strong worded messages, KP Chief Minister wrote on the microblogging site, “I’ve asked Law Minister Sultan Khan to step aside & resign, due to his alleged appearance in a video released on social media , to clear his name.”

Quoting Premier’s vision of upholding transparency at every level, he said that the law minster will be held accountable for his actions.

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A few minutes after his tweet on the inquiry he informed on the bird app that he has received a resignation from the minister in question.

KP Law Minister in his resignation letter wrote,

I feel it is my moral duty and obligation to withdraw from the cabinet and offer my resignation.