In Fresh Cabinet Shake-up Asad Umar to be Made the Planning Minister

Asad Umar

The ex-finance minister—Asad Umar would be making a return to the federal government as the minister for planning and special initiatives, as informed by Firdous Ashiq Awan—the government chief spokesperson on Monday.

She said that part of an expansion in the cabinet, Khusro Bakhtiar—who was still serving as the Planning and Development Minister would be made the federal minister for petroleum.

As per Awan, a notification containing all the changes would soon be announced.

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It is not clear that to what portfolio Ghulam Sarwar Khan—the present minister for petroleum and natural resource, would be assigned.

Asad Umar—the ex-finance minister of PTI had resigned from his post previously, telling media that it was time to make some tough choices for stabilising the economy.

At that time, Asad Umar had announced that he had received the consent of PM Khan for not taking any cabinet position.

Back in October Prime Minister Imran Khan hinted at some changes in the federal cabinet, during a meeting of the PTI parliamentary party, in which they complained regarding the non-cooperation of some ministers in responding to the grievances of people.

Umar had said that the PM had given a hint of his return to the cabinet. He added that when he informed the PM that he has enough time but no work to do, the PM had told him the PM that he would be given a new assignment soon.

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