Lahore/ISLAMABAD - Dr Amir Muhammad Khan Jogezai denied late last night reports about refusing to accept his nomination for the office of Balochistan governor.

Hours after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Saturday nominated him for the slot, ARY News reported that he had excused from accepting this position.

It reported Jogezai of having released a video message wherein he allegedly refused to accept the governor passion without citing any particular reason.

He was quoted as saying that that there were no cases of any kind against him. He also was reported as stating that his brothers and nephews have served as ministers and held other high offices and he did not want anyone to face any problems because of him.

But ARY News ran his denial late night wherein Jogezai was quoted as saying that he did not refuse to accept the slot.

He however said that he would take the oath only after NAB explains about an alleged corruption inquiry against him.

The National Accountability Bureau had reportedly initiated an inquiry in 2015 against Dr Amir Jogezai, the then chief executive of Quetta Kidney Centre, for his alleged involvement in misappropriation of funds. According to the NAB sources, the inquiry is still pending with the bureau.

Earlier, a statement issued by the PTI’s Central Media Department said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had approved the nomination of Jogezai for the governor slot.

This was supposed to be the last nomination of provincial governor from the PTI after its victory in the July 25 election as the party has already nominated governors of Punjab, Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

According to the curriculum vitae of Dr Jogezai shared by the PTI, he is a pediatrician by profession having more than 32 years experience in the field of pediatric medicine.

He is founder and executive director of Help Balochistan, a non-government organisation working as health, education and livelihood promoter.

He also served as the pioneer chief executive of Kidney Centre, Quetta from January 2006 to 31st July 2015.

Dr Amir Jogezai has also served as registrar in Bolan Medical College, Quetta besides serving as project director of Children’s Hospital, Quetta. He also served as professor (paediatrics) at Bolan Medical College, Quetta.