Pakistan: KP governor to quit, Sindh Gov may follow suit

Islamabad, April 11 : The Governor of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Shah Farman said that he will resign once PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif is elected as the country’s prime minister, Dawn reported on Monday. Farman will likely be followed by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail who is also expected to resign. These developments have come amid reports that PTI lawmakers will be resigning en masse from the National Assembly on Monday, a day after former prime minister Imran Khan was ousted through a no-confidence resolution. According to a statement issued by KP Governor House, Farman said: “I will relinquish as the governor after Shehbaz Sharif be­comes the prime minister” adding “Being a governor, I will not be able to extend the required protocol to Shehbaz Sharif as the prime minister,”. He said he would send his resignation to President Dr Arif Alvi. An official in the governor secretariat said that the KP governor had already started shifting his personal belongings from Governor House to his home. Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has also indicated that he too is also likely to quit his office, a move that would create room for the incoming government to adjust one of its allies in Sindh, where the Pakistan Peoples Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan entered into an agreement last month to move forward after the fall of Imran Khan’s government. ACL0850

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