PM Imran withdraws revenue division’s portfolio from Hammad Azhar, assign revenue division

Hammad Azhar, economic affairs, revenue
10 Jul, 2019 3:54 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan withdrew on Wednesday the notification of Hammad Azhar as Federal Minister for Revenue division only a day after his appointment.

Azhar has now been appointed as Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, says a notification issued by the cabinet division.

Advisor Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh who has been relieved of the portfolio of economic affairs division, has been reassigned the command of revenue division.

According to sources, Hafeez Sheikh had expressed reservation over the government’s decision to relieve him of the charge of revenue division as wanted to retain control over the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the premier tax collection agency in the country.

The government also came to know about the attitude shown by Hammad Azhar towards FBR formations, sources added.

Sources further said Hammad had developed differences with Hafeez Sheikh over FBR matters.

A day earlier, Hammad Azhar took oath as a federal minister at a ceremony at the President House.

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