Hafeez Sheikh brought in to replace Asad Umar in major cabinet reshuffle

Published: April 18, 2019
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PM Imran Khan reshuffles federal cabinet. PHOTO: FILE

PM Imran Khan reshuffles federal cabinet. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Hours after Asad Umar was asked to quit as finance minister, Prime Minister Imran Khan made a major reshuffle in his cabinet bringing in five new aides while changing the portfolios of four ministers.

According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has been replaced with Firdous Ashiq Awan.

Fawad has been assigned the portfolio of  science and technology. Similarly, Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar has been given the charge of the ministry of aviation.

Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah, the erstwhile minister for parliamentary affairs, has been named as the minister for interior. Shehryar Afridi, who was the state minister for interior, will now serve  as minister of state of SAFRON.

While Mohammadmian Soomro, the federal minister for privatisation, shall cease to hold the additional portfolio of  aviation division. Azam Swati and Dr Hafeez Sheikh were named as minister for parliamentary affairs and adviser on finance, respectively.

Zafarullah Mirza has also been appointed as special assistant to the prime minister on national health services.

Changes in the federal cabinet have been notified.

 

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  • kamalaqeel
    Apr 18, 2019 - 11:23PM

    thank you Imran Khan Prime minister of Pakistan
    Congratulation all government employees to be Honorable Dr.Hafeez Ahmed as Advisor Finance Pakistan I believe and remember that Dr.Hafeez shaikh was successor Finance Minister in the whole tenure of Genereal Pervez Ahmed and Asif Ali Zardari president of Pakistan the economic of the Pakistan was sucess.Recommend

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