Prime Minister—Imran Khan has given a green signal on Wednesday for the appointment of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s MNA and the ex-finance minister—Asad Umar as the chairman of National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance, as per the recent updates of local media.
The PM has issued orders for Asad Umar’s appointment as the chairman of the National Assembly panel on finance.
The PTI MNA resigned from his post of Finance Minister of Pakistan last month after PM Khan asked him to take the charge of petroleum, which he refused and chose to step down from the federal cabinet.
Later, the government named Abdul Hafeez Sheikh—a former official of World Bank who served as the finance minister from 2010-2013 as an adviser on finance, in replacement of Asad Umar.
In a recent meeting, the PM had as per reports tried to convince Asad Umar to rejoin the cabinet.
Recently, the PM in his recent statement on the reshuffling of cabinet said that the ex-finance minister would be re-joining his team of ministers in the near future.
While talking to the journalists at the PM’s Office, he described the reshuffle as a change in the batting order.
The PM said that Asad Umar would be back in the cabinet and that he is an intelligent person and a precious asset.