Special Assitant to Prime Minister (SAPM), Tania Aidrus, has resigned from her position. The former Google Executive shared the news in a Twitter post, citing criticism behind her dual nationality as the reason for her decision.

For those who don’t know, she holds Canadian nationality and it has been a constant talking point for journalists and anchors in the mainstream as well as social media.

I always was and shall be a Pakistani.

Tania Aidrus will, however, continue to aid Imran Khan in his vision, she said in her tweet.

Criticism levied towards the state as a consequence of my citizenship status is clouding the purpose of Digital Pakistan. 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.

In her resignation letter, Tania said:

I believe the recent discourse in the public sphere about 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 a Digital Pakistan. It is unfortunate that a Pakistani’s desire to to serve Pakistan is clouded by such issues.

Here’s what she posted:

Tania Aidrus was appointed as the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Digital Pakistan in February according to terms of rule 4 of the Rules of Business 1973. She was earlier in the news for being on the board of directors alongside Jehangir Tareen for a not-for-profit company.


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Originally Published on ProPakistani.com

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