ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has accepted the resignation of the Federal Minister for Environment, Senator Mushahidullah. According to the statement issued from the Prime Minister House, Senator Mushahidullah met the premier Nawaz Sharif and gave explanation of the controversial interview which he gave to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Afterwards, the prime Minister accepted Mushahidullah’s resignation as the Federal Minister for Environment. The Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed had confirmed two days ago that Mushahidullah had been called back from Maldives asking for his resignation after his controversial interview to BBC and he would explain his statements to PM.
It is pertinent to mention here that Mushahidullah, after the completion of one year of PTI’s sit-in in Islamabad, gave an interview to BBC in which he had claimed that the ex-chief of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), General Zaheer-ul-Islam conspired to spread anarchy. H claimed how the General’s telephonic talk was recorded in which he suggested the plan to spread anarchy and occupy the PM House.
According to Mushahidullah, the telephonic talk was recorded by Civil Intelligence Agency IB under the Interior Minister. He added that the prime Minister gave this telephonic talk to Army Chief General Raheel Sharif in a meeting on August 28, 2014. Raheel Sharif immediately then called Zaheer-ul-Islam and asked if that was his talk and when the ex-chief of ISI confirmed, he was ordered to go back.