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Libyan interior minister Mohammad Khalifa Al Shaikh quits

Move follows differences with PM over his responsibilities

  • Reuters
  • Published: 16:36 August 18, 2013
  • Gulf News

Tripoli: Libya’s Interior Minister Mohammad Khalifa Al Shaikh submitted his resignation on Sunday over differences with the prime minister over his responsibilities, a parliament member said.

Al Sharif Al Wafi, a member of the Libyan General National Congress, said Al Shaikh, a former Tripoli police colonel, submitted his resignation to the cabinet and to parliament in protest against what he said was interference in his work by the government and parliament.

Al Shaikh took up his post in May after his predecessor Ashour Shuail resigned.

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