Punjab Home Minister Hashim Dogar on Tuesday tendered his resignation.
In a letter addressed to Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi, Dogar said working under “able” Elahi was a “great privilege”. He said he was not in a position to continue due to “personal commitments” and “health issues”. He concluded the letter by saying he was always available to serve both, Elahi and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.
Dogar had earlier pledged to secure the PTI chairman’s long march in an interview with a private TV channel. This was viewed as him having desisted from offering full support to his party chairman’s planned initiative in line with his affiliation with the party. He was also being rapped by the party for not taking action against senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and policemen in wake of May 25 events.
Col (r) Hashim Dogar had retired from Pakistan army in 2016 and won the election in 2018 from PP-177 Kasur-IV on PTI ticket. His father Sardar Muhammad Aashiq Dogar has also been a member of the provincial and national assemblies in the past.