The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Media Affairs, Yousaf Baig Mirza, has resigned from his position due to some personal reasons. The former Managing Director of PTV was appointed on December 11, 2018.
Yousaf Baig Mirza on Wednesday confirmed that he has resigned as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs. Talking to a news channel, Mirza said that he decided to leave his office to return to the media industry.
Before his appointment as SAPM over a year ago, Mirza had served as managing director of the state-run PTV during the governments of prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Gen Pervez Musharraf and President Asif Ali Zardari. He has also worked with private media channels. He said that he had served Prime Minister Imran Khan with full commitment and dedication but now he wanted to return to the media. According to Mirza, he was working as the SAPM on honorary basis without getting any salary or perks.
The prime minister in a recent cabinet meeting had constituted a committee to ascertain the performance of his official media team. Nadeem Afzal Chan, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Iftikhar Durrani and others are part of the premier’s media team.