Tania Aidrus tenders resignation as SAPM owing to Canadian Citizenship row

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Digital Pakistan, Tania Aidrus has tendered her resignation from the post of SAPM, citing criticism leveled against her citizenship status.

“Criticism levied towards the state as a consequence of my citizenship status is clouding the purpose of Digital Pakistan,” said Aidrus, in a tweet on Wednesday, while sharing her resignation letter. “In the greater public interest, I have submitted my resignation from the SAPM role. I will continue to serve my country and the PM’s vision to my best ability,” she added.

Tania in her letter to the Prime Minister Imran Khan said that she returned to Pakistan with the ‘singular intent’ to contribute and develop the vision of Digital Pakistan.

“I believe the recent discourse in the public sphere regarding my Canadian nationality, which is a consequence of my birth and not an acquisition of choice, is a distraction to my ability to execute on the long term vision for Digital Pakistan.”

“It is unfortunate that a Pakistani’s desire to serve Pakistan is clouded by such issues,” she lamented.

Tania added that she would continue to serve PM’s vision and Pakistan through initiatives both in the private and public domain. “I will always be available for any assistance that you may see fit,” Aidrus ended her letter.

It is pertinent to mention that Tania Aidrus assumed the role of SAPM in February this year, and was the key member of the present government technology related initiatives.

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