Asad Umar Reacts To Reports Of Stepping Down As Finance Minister
Terming these reports as baseless, Asad Umar wondered how media gets such news.
When the tv anchor claimed she also received a call from a minister saying that Asad Umar is being removed as the finance minister, he said that every party has people with different opinions. Some people like someone, others dislike.
Recalling how politicians used to criticise former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s policies off camera and would appreciate them on air, he said, “This is not a big news. Such things happen in politics.”
Media reports said that at least five cabinet ministers have been changed, including finance, interior and petroleum ministers.
Asad Umar has been removed as Finance Minister. He will be given the Petroleum Ministry instead.
The decision has been taken in view of the performance of the ministers.
He said that the prime minister questions the performance of ministers in every cabinet meeting. The prime minister reserves the right to make changes in the cabinet but for now, no ministers are being changed.