Babar Awan resigns as PM’s adviser over corruption reference

September 4, 2018

Photo credit: @BabarAwanPK

Babar Awan has tendered his resignation as Prime Minister Imran Khan’s adviser on parliamentary affairs on Tuesday after the NAB filed a corruption reference against him.

“Rule of Law begins with me,” Mr Awan said on Twitter. “Thank you, Insafians for standing by me always,”.

In his resignation, Awan wrote: “I am resigning as advisor to PM to prove NAB’s baseless allegations wrong.”

Earlier, the NAB filed a corruption reference against Babar Awan and PPP’s former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for delaying the Nandipur project.

The accountability watch dog stated that the delay in the Nandipur power project caused a loss of Rs27billion to the national exchequer.