Hashim Dogar steps down as Punjab home minister

 Pakistan Tehreek – e-Insaf (PTI) leader Colonel (R) Muhammad Hashim Dogar on Tuesday resigned as Punjab home minister.

Taking to Twitter, Hashim penned that “I have resigned from my post due to personal reasons. Inshallah, I will continue to work as PTI worker. “

” It was a great pleasure to have served as Minister for Home and Prison Department under your able command,” he stated in the tendered resignation to Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi.

“I feel regretful to inform you that I shall not be able to continue due to my personal commitments and some health issues,” Dogar said.

“I was and will always be available to serve you and my party chairman.” he added.

Sources privy to the matter said that Hashim Dogar apparently resigned due to personal reasons, but he was under severe criticism and pressure from the party’s key leaders. PTI supporters have also criticized him many times on social media.

During several party meetings in the presence of Imran Khan, he was criticized over failure to take action against senior officers and PML-N leaders involved in May 25 incident, sources added.