ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister Mir Dostain Khan Domki has resigned from Science and Technology Ministry following months of a tussle between the ministry and the top officials of the Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT).
The scrimmage revolves around corruption, tax-evasion and money laundering in the National Testing Service (NTS).
“There is a mafia within the Comsats, the ministry and the NTS who want to save their skins in fear of getting exposed after the probe I ordered,” stated Domki prior to tendering his resignation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
On Friday, the Cabinet Secretariat issued a letter to re-designate Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer as S&T minister “with immediate effect”, under an additional charge.
The appointment came as surprise for Domki who hails from Balochistan and was appointed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as minister of state in August.