Azam Suleman removed as Punjab chief secretary due to sugar, wheat scandal: sources

Punjab Chief Secretary (CS) Major (retd ) Azam Suleman Khan has been removed from his post after five months, Haal TV reported on Friday.

According to details, Jawad Rafique has replaced Azam Suleman as the new chief secretary. Sources familiar with the matter informed that the sugar and flour crises led to Azam Suleman’s removal.

It has been learnt that Azam Suleman Khan handed over important evidence against Jahangir Tareen and others to the investigation team.

It has also been alleged that Azam Suleman was appointed without being informing the higher authorities of the province and the matter pertaining to his removal had been under discussion for three days.

The final decision regarding the chief secretary’s removal was made during Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar’s meeting on Thursday.

Changes in administration are expected after the appointment of the new chief secretary. Let it be known that Jawad Rafique had previously served as Lahore commissioner and Punjab health secretary. 

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