Iftikhar Durrani on Tuesday officially resigned as Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Media Affairs. His resignation has been accepted by the premier. Durrani maintained that despite leaving the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government he had full confidence in PM Imran’s leadership and he would continue to work as a member of the party. The resignation is a surprise considering Durrani was not only removed as SAPM but also from the attendee list of the federal cabinet meetings in December 2019. At the time, Durrani had maintained he was clueless over the removal. But the PTI leader continued staying at the Minister’s Enclave. He is expected to vacate it now that the resignation has been formally accepted. It may be noted here that the post for PM’s aide on media affairs remains vacant since December 2019. Meanwhile, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Tuesday directed immediate removal of his pictures from the utility stores. Showing his resentment over installation of his portraits outside the utility stores, PM Imran Khan said his motive is only to serve the masses and publicity will not be tolerated at any cost. Following the directives of the premier, the utility stores administration removed portraits of PM Imran Khan across the country.