PM Shahid Abbasi defends appointment of finance minister

27 Apr, 2018 8:59 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday defended the appointment of Miftah Ismail as Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs.

Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah earlier said Miftah Ismail, an unelected person, should not have been appointed as finance minister to present the budget. He also led a walk out over the issue.

Miftah, for his part, said presenting the budget was an obligation, not a privilege.

The prime minister said Miftah had led the effort that went into the drafting of the budget and was therefore the most appropriate person to lay it before the parliament.

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