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June 3, 2020
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Treason trial: Prime Minister accepts Zahid Hamid’s resignation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz  Sharif on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, who had sent his resignation to the PM after the special court trying former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf for high treason ordered to include Hamid and former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and former chief justice of Pakistan Abdul Hameed Dogar as co-accused in the case.

The Prime Minister had accepted Zahid Hamid’s resignation on his request, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid was quoted by a television channel as saying.

Last week, Hamid had tendered his resignation after the special court hearing the treason trial against Musharraf ordered to include him as one of the abettors of the former president. In its ruling, the court has directed the government to include Hamid as one of the co-accused alongside former PM Shaukat Aziz and former CJP Abdul Hameed Dogar. His resignation was not accepted at that time.

Hamid was born on October 24, 1947 in Lahore. He completed his BA Honours and MA from Cambridge University UK and LLB degree from Punjab University.

He is a lawyer by profession and has been a civil servant and an industrialist with legislative interests in environment, finance and law.