PM Office rubbishes reports of Asad Umar stepping down as finance minister

Finance ministry also quashes claims of rift between Umar, Abdul Razak Dawood


News Desk December 03, 2018
Finance Minister Asad Umar. PHOTO: PTI

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday quashed reports that Finance Minister Asad Umar would be stepping down from his post, Express News reported.

According to the PM's Office statement, there is no truth behind rumours that Umar is planning on handing in his resignation.

The finance ministry spokesperson also came out denying claims that there was a rift between Umar and Abdul Razak Dawood, Prime Minister's adviser on commerce .

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The spokesperson added that healthy debate is a part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) culture.

The finance ministry also said that these rumours were being spread by those with their own vested interests.

Separately, PTI senior leader Jehangir Tareen also quashed reports of discord between him and the finance minister.

Recently, reports had emerged of rifts between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Tareen which were later dispelled by senior party leadership.

COMMENTS (1)

Parvez | 3 years ago | Reply He has the hardest job ...... and he has no magic wand to correct the economic mess left after 10 long years of serious economic mismanagement coupled with loot and plunder of the exchequer.
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