Asad Umar To Address Press Conference Shortly


Asad Umar to address press conference shortly

Asad Umar will inform about the reasons for leaving the federal cabinet.

Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 18th April, 2019) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar will address an important press conference today after resigning as Finance Minister.

Media reports said that Asad Umar will address a press conference at 3:15pm.

Asad Umar will inform about the reasons for leaving the Federal cabinet.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has removed Asad Umar as Finance Minister in cabinet reshuffle.

Asad Umar made the announcement on Twitter.

Asad Umar said that the prime minister wanted him to take the portfolio of Energy Minister instead of Finance.

However, he refused to take any cabinet position.

"As part of a cabinet reshuffle PM desired that I take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance. However, I have obtained his consent to not take any cabinet position. I strongly believe @ImranKhanPTI is the best hope for Pakistan and inshallah will make a naya pakistan," he wrote.

There have been reports that Prime Minister Imran Khan is unhappy with the performance of Finance Minister Asad Umar and that he might remove him.

However, the government and Asad Umar himself had previously denied such reports until today when he finally revealed that he has stepped down from the ministry.

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