Asad Umar Likely To Be Removed As Finance Minister In Cabinet Reshuffle


Asad Umar likely to be removed as Finance Minister in cabinet reshuffle

At least five cabinet ministers have been changed.

Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 15th April, 2019) The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan has made major shuffles within its cabinet.

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.

Moreover, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi will be replaced by PTI leader Ijaz Shah.

The decision has been taken in view of the performance of the ministers.

Prime Minister Imran Khan March 29 decided to review performance of all Federal ministers for the last three months and directed ministers to compile reports within two weeks.

A letter from the prime minister was written to all the ministries to compile performance reports.

According to the letter issued from the PM office, every ministry was given 30 minutes to present its performance report and the review sessions for scrutinising the performance of the ministries play an important role to ensure progress of an effective government.

Following the briefing by the ministries, a question answer session of 10-15 minutes was to be held.

Performance of the ministries was reviewed on the basis of targets presented in the cabinet in November 2018. Unsatisfactory performance of ministers was likely to lead to changing of their portfolios.