‘Unhappy’ Ghulam Sarwar ‘refuses’ to assume aviation ministry

Published: April 19, 2019
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Former petroleum minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Former petroleum minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

‘Unhappy’ with the government’s decision of reshuffling the federal cabinet, Chaudhry Ghulam Sarwar on Friday reportedly refused to take over his new portfolio of aviation ministry after being removed as petroleum minister a day earlier.

When Express News asked Sarwar about assuming the new ministry, the federal minister smirked, saying: “This question has no purpose.”

According to sources, the former petroleum minister is displeased over the reshuffling of his portfolio.

Sarwar on Friday went to his previous petroleum ministry and met all the staff including his secretary to say goodbye. Moreover, he also met Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan.

PM Imran Khan shakes up cabinet

Eight months into the tenure of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, Prime Minister Imran Khan had pulled back his key players from the front line in a major federal cabinet reshuffle on Thursday.

It all began on Thursday with the  key decision to remove Asad Umar as finance minister who was facing mounting criticism in the recent weeks over the state of the country’s economy.

Umar maintained that the prime minister had offered him the energy portfolio, but he chose to resign from the federal cabinet.

 

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