ISLAMABAD – Defence Minister Khawaja Asif left for Dubai on Saturday amid political tensions in the country.

Official sources confirmed that the PML-N minister left for the UAE along with his family on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif removed Senator Pervaiz Rashid as Information and Broadcasting Minister.

Pervaiz Rashid removed as Information and Broadcasting Minister

His removal is followed by a probe by security agencies into the leaked story published in Dawn that gave details of a top secret civil-military meeting earlier this month.