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KP ministers lose portfolio over rift with CM

PESHAWAR: Three Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ministers have been kicked out of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet for allegedly conspiring against Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Sunday.

A notification has been issued by Governor Shah Farman, removing Muhammad Atif Khan, who held the portfolio of senior minister for sports, tourism, culture and youth affairs, Health Minister Shehram Khan Tarakai, and Revenue and Estate Minister Shakeel Ahmed.

CM Khan met the prime minister and told him that some ministers had been forming groups to conspire against him. Their portfolios will either be given to other ministers already in the cabinet or new ministers will be inducted.

The issues between these ministers and the CM started when Mehmood was appointed as the chief executive of the province. For now, they have been removed from the cabinet, but they could see further action against them.

Sources said that the deposed ministers were allegedly acting as the masterminds of ‘a pressure group’ against the provincial government.

KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai said the leaders had opposed the government policies. He added the ministers had been given warnings many times and that the matter was also raised before the Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Yousafzai further said the government took taken the final decision and sent these ministers packing. He further said the ministers were only removed from their position so far while the ruling political party will take the next decision regarding their membership later.