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PM Imran decides to remove Asad Umar as finance minister

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ISLAMABAD: Eight months after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government took over the reins of the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan is mulling over reshuffling his cabinet in light of the performance of federal ministers.

Sources privy to this development say the prime minister will reshuffle the portfolios of five ministers, including Finance Minister Asad Umar, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi.

Asad Umar will be removed as finance minister and entrusted the portfolio of petroleum minister, whereas Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Brigadier (retd) Ijaz Shah will replace Shehryar Afridi.

Minister for Pakistan Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Minister of Energy Umar Ayoub Khan, and Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed fared better than other ministers and won’t be reshuffled.

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