Dr. Murad Raas, Punjab’s Minister for School Education, dismissed speculations of his resignation on Monday.
Raas took to Twitter to clarify that, contrary to social media speculations, he has not resigned from his position.
“Fake news,” says the narrator. No, I have not resigned from my position. I’m getting a lot of messages and phone calls. Murad tweeted, “Quite a few people who made illegal requests in the last three and a half years couldn’t get their task done by me, they must be praying for sure.”
It all started when a phony Twitter account announced the plan, claiming that it was in protest of Punjab’s new chief minister.
Fake News after Fake News by PMLN Goons. Do not believe anything till you hear it from me. pic.twitter.com/mNI6YcwlDw— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) March 29, 2022
Murad, on the other hand, swiftly dismissed it, warning his supporters not to accept any information unless it came from him.
The education minister’s resignation sparked suspicion just hours after Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered Chief Minister Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, to resign to make room for Chaudhry Pervez Elahi of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q).
In exchange for his party’s backing in the no-confidence motion, the premier confirmed the development in a video message and nominated Elahi as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-(PTI) Insaf’s nominee for Punjab’s chief ministership.