Islamabad: Pakistan’s interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said that he would resign and quit politics after the Supreme Court judgement on the Panamagate case in which embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family have been named for alleged corruption.
His announcement, which comes a day before the verdict in the high-profile case, stunned his supporters and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.
Khan expressed serious disappointment over the way he was kept away from Sharif by his rivals.
“I have decided to resign from the cabinet and Parliament after the (Panama) decision, whether it is in favour of the prime minister or against him,” he told reporters.
Khan, who has 33 years of association with Sharif, did not target the prime minister but criticised some of the party leaders who have been