Ghulam Sarwar agrees to take charge as aviation minister
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – After Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stalwart and former finance minister Asad Umar, Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Saturday agreed to take charge of alternate ministry as aviation minister.
Sarwar will take charge as the aviation minister on Monday.
Earlier, the former minister for petroleum Ghulam Sarwar was given Ministry of Aviation, but he refused assuming charge of it. Reportedly, Sarwar was not happy after being removed from the petroleum ministry.
The sources also revealed the reasons behind to reshuffling of the federal cabinet. They said that the ministers were changed from their ministries due to the secret reports, monitoring and the public opinion. It also said that the prime minister was disappointed from the performances by some ministers.
Asad Umar quits Finance Ministry
A day earlier, Asad Umar quit from his office. In a tweet, he said that: “As part of a cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Imran Khan desired that I take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance. However, I have obtained his consent to not 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
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) April 18, 2019
He said that he strongly believes that Prime Minister Imran Khan is the best hope for Pakistan and Inshallah will make a ‘Naya Pakistan’.
Major reshuffle taken place in federal cabinet
Earlier, a major reshuffle has taken place in the federal cabinet as the portfolios of several ministers have been changed.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the portfolio of information minister has been taken away from Fawad Chaudhry and he has been named as the federal minister for science and technology.
Minister of state for interior Shehryar Afridi has now been named the Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron). The PTI government has also announced a federal interior minister for the first time, with the portfolio going to Ijaz Ahmed Shah.
They further said that Muhammad Mian Soomro named for the minister for privatization.
Ghulam Sarwar Khan, who previously was the petroleum minister, has now been named the federal minister for aviation. It was reported that Prime Minister Imran Khan was not satisfied by the performance of the petroleum minister. The government has not yet announced his replacement.
On the other hand, Azam Swati nominated for the minister for parliamentary affairs and Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh finalized for the finance adviser.
Dr Zafarullah Mirza has been appointed as Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan as Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Nadeem Babar as SAPM on Petroleum Division.