ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted the resignation of Senator Mushahidullah Khan today.

Khan resigned from the post of Minister for Climate Change over his controversial interview with BBC Urdu service.

According to the BBC Urdu, Khan claimed there existed a tape about the alleged role of former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general Lieutenant General (r) Zaheerul Islam in the last year’s sit-ins by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek.

The PM had sought an explanation from the minister who tendered resignation a day after his statement regarding the tape.