Law Minister quits to fight COAS case

Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed on Tuesday said that Law Minister Farogh Naseem has resigned from the post. “Farogh Naseem has resigned from the post as he will present government’s narrative before apex court as a lawyer,” announced Rasheed while addressing a press conference along with other federal ministers in Islamabad. The development comes after an emergency meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shehzad Akbar on the occasion said that Barrister Farogh Naseem has tendered resignation voluntarily as he (Faroogh) and Attorney General want to fight case collectively.
“Farogn Naseem has resigned voluntarily so that he can represent the government in a case regarding Army Chief General Bajwa’s extension in SC tomorrow, said Akbar, adding that the former law minister could be indicted into the cabinet again once the case ended.
Meanwhile, the federal cabinet’s emergency meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, has unanimously approved a new summery seeking extension in the service of  Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for another three years.