Aftab Sultan recuses himself from caretaker CM Punjab post

06:23 PM | 2 Jun, 2018
Aftab Sultan recuses himself from caretaker CM Punjab post
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LAHORE - The former DG Intelligence Bureau (IB) Aftab Sultan apologized to become caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab.

After the reservations by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz' president Shehbaz Sharif nominated former chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, former DG Intelligence Bureau (IB) Aftab Sultan, Justice (r) Sahir Ali and former IG Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar for the post.

Former CM Punjab forwarded these names for consideration after consultation with Party's premier Nawaz Sharif.

Sultan was the inspector general of the Punjab Police during the previous caretaker government and was tasked with the fair policing of the general elections.

He was given extension 3 times during the tenure of PML-N's previous government, moreover, PTI had alleged Sultan for taping calls for sharif family.

Earlier, former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief Nasir Durrani excused from becoming the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab over health reasons.