Younus Dagha removed as finance secretary


Younus Dagha IMF funance secretary Maroof Afzal International Monetary Fund Abdul Hafeez Shaikh
23 May, 2019 9:29 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The government on Thursday removed 22 Grade officer Finance Secretary Younus Dagha from his post.

According to the details, Cabinet Secretary Naveed Kamran Baloch has been appointed as the new finance secretary while Maroof Afzal has been appointed the new cabinet secretary.

The Establishment Division has issued notification regarding to the new appointment of federal secretaries.

Dagha has been directed to report to the Establishment Division. Dagha’s removal comes a day after Haroon Sharif resigned from his post as Board of Investment Chairman.

It is pertinent to mention here that Younus Dagha played a key role in the government’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a $6 billion bailout package and remained part of the delegation which met the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) team in China last week.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had last month carried out a major reshuffle in the country’s economic team.

Asad Umar, PTI MNA from Islamabad, stepped down as the country’s finance minister after PM Imran asked him to take the portfolio of petroleum, which he declined and opted to quit the federal cabinet.

Subsequently, the government named Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, a former World Bank official who served as finance minister from 2010-2013, as adviser on finance, replacing Umar.

Later, the prime minister appointed Syed Shabbar Zaidi, a chartered accountant by profession, as Chairman Federal Board of Revenue and an IMF official Reza Baqir as Governor State Bank of Pakistan.


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