KP Law Minister Sultan Muhammad resigns after video shows him taking money

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Law Minister Sultan Muhammad has tendered his resignation from the provincial cabinet on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Chief Minister of KP Mahmood Khan, after a video of an alleged horse-trading involving ruling PTI lawmakers surfaced on Tuesday.

The purported video, which was taken by storm on social media and mainstream news channels, showed some party lawmakers sitting before and counting bundles of currencies reportedly ahead of the Senate elections in 2018.

K-P CM Mahmood Khan confirmed in a tweet that he has summoned resignation from the minister.

In his resignation letter, shared by KP CM Mehmood Khan on Twitter, Sultan said he felt “it was his moral duty and obligation to withdraw from the cabinet and offer my resignation”. He also expressed the hope that “justice will be done” and that he would be able to clear his name.

“Instructions have been issued for a transparent inquiry. In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision, the K-P government will not compromise on transparency and accountability,” Mahmood added.

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