‘Leaked Video Clip’, Ajmal Wazir removed as KP Information adviser
Wazir has been replaced by CM's close aide Kamran Bangash
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has sacked his information adviser, Ajmal Khan Wazir on a reported ‘leaked video clip’ on Saturday. Mr. Wazir has been replaced by Kamran Bangash, the CM Mehmood Khan’s close aide.
The action has been taken under Section 3 of KP Advisers and Special Assistants to the Chief Minister (Appointment) Act, 1989. The reason behind Wazir’s removal is said to be a leaked audio clip and allegations that he received a commission from an advertising agency.
“Ajmal Wazir was removed after leaked audio [clip],” Bangash confirmed. “Some things have come to light regarding [Wazir] taking commissions from an advertising firm.”
Bangash said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had been informed of the matter and a forensic investigation will be held. He added that he will soon give the media a “detailed briefing” on the matter.
Additionally, a letter has also been written by the CM’s secretariat to the provincial chief secretary saying that KP chief minister has “desired to process a case for the fact-finding inquiry into the recently surfaced audiotape of Mr. Ajmal Khan Wazir.”