Punjab Food Minister resigns
Statesman Report
LAHORE: Punjab Food Minister Samiullah Chaudhry tendered his resignation on Monday over alleged inaction on reforms regarding the food industry.
In his resignation, Chaudhry said he resigned after meeting Chief Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar.
In the letter, the provincial food minister said that he faced allegation that he could not bring reforms in the department, adding that until the clearance of accusations he would not hold any government office.
“I am willing to sacrifice thousands of such ministries for completing the agenda of Imran Khan,” he wrote.
Calling the allegations baseless, the provincial minister said that he is voluntarily stepping back.
The letter said that the minister is willing to present himself for accountability at every forum.
The resignation of the Punjab minister came after a report by the Federal Investigation Agency claimed that top PTI members were among those who gained from the recent sugar crisis in the country.