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Azam Nazeer Tarar steps down as law minister

Azam Nazeer Tarar addressing a press conference on June 22, 2022. APP
Azam Nazeer Tarar addressing a press conference on June 22, 2022. APP

  • Azam Nazeer Tarar has tendered his resignation.
  • Says he has personal reasons for his decision.
  • He is working as the federal law and justice minister.


Federal Law and Justice Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar has resigned from his office, citing personal reasons.

Tarar has quit his office for personal reasons, sources said. In his resignation addressed to President Dr Arif Alvi on October 24, he said, "I have the great honour and privilege to serve my country as the federal minister for law and justice under the able leadership of Mian Mohammed Shehbaz Shareef."

"However, due to personal reasons, I am unable to discharge my duties as the federal minister."

Azam Nazeer Tarar steps down as law minister

Before tendering his resignation, Nazeer Tarar had said in a tweet, "I am unhappy that a small group of people raised slogans against state institutions at the Asma Jahangir conference."

He said that the individuals engaged in emotional sloganeering had forgotten about the struggles and sacrifices of state institutions and government measures. Everyone here wants Pakistan to be robust and vigorous, he added.

After he expressed his heartfelt sorrow, it came to light that the federal minister had tendered his resignation. 

The News, citing a lawyer close to Tarar, reported that the PML-N leader's “conscience was not accepting” the government’s decision to support Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial’s elevation of junior judges to the Supreme Court.

“Therefore he is resigning now,” the lawyer added.