PM's special assistant Tania Aidrus resigns over dual citizenship issue

04:18 PM | 29 Jul, 2020
PM's special assistant Tania Aidrus resigns over dual citizenship issue
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LAHORE - Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Imran Khan on Digital Pakistan, Tania Aidrus, has resigned. Former Google executive posted her resignation letter on Twitter on Wednesday.

She took charge as the head of Digital Pakistan in December 2019 and was appointed special assistant in February 2020.

She faced criticism after the cabinet division published the assets and citizenships of the special assistants and advisers in prime minister’s cabinet. Aidrus is a Canadian national with a Singaporean residency.

In her Tweet, she said criticism levied towards the state as a consequence of her citizenship status was “clouding the purpose of Digital Pakistan”.

“I believe the recent discourse in the public sphere about my Canadian nationality, which is a consequence of my birth and not an acquisition of choice, is a distraction to my ability to execute on the long term vision for a Digital Pakistan,” she clarified.