Has NA-87 Khushab returning officer really resigned?

Social media was abuzz with reports on Friday that Khushab Additional Deputy Commissioner Ahmed Sohaib, who performed duty as returning officer during the February 8 general election, has resigned from his job.

As per the reports, without giving any reasons for his resignation, Sohaib said he enjoyed 35 years of his service but the last 2-3 days had been a nightmare for him. Reports also cited him saying that he did not want to share the reasons for his resignation. Here is a copy of the resignation Sohaib allegedly submitted to the authorities. 

However, a fact-check has proved the news about Sohaib’s resignation was fake and there was no truth in reports circulation on social media. 


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