ISLAMABAD: high Minister Imran Khan withdrew the portfolio of sales division from newly inducted Federal Minister Hammad Azhar due to a sturdy protest lodged by Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.

instead, Hammad Azhar become assigned comparatively much less important portfolio of Federal Minister for monetary Affairs department (EAD), which in the beyond had remained an imperative part of the finance ministry.

PM Imran introduced to elevate Azhar as federal minister because of his distinctly correct overall performance in the presentation of the budget and its defence within the country wide assembly towards a charged opposition.


assets inside the finance ministry informed The express Tribune that Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh lodged a sturdy protest with high Minister Imran on Tuesday over the withdrawal of the sales division portfolio. He even hinted at resigning from his function, said every other source.

The greatest had to consider to Shaikh’s call for, as he couldn't find the money for to trade every other finance minister inside three months, stated the resources.

Azhar took an oath of the Federal Minister for revenue on Monday and remained on the position for just 24 hours.

In partial change of cabinet department’s in advance notification, Azhar could maintain the portfolio of monetary Affairs department with on the spot effect, read a July 9 notification of the cabinet division.

Azhar, son of former governor Punjab Mian Muhammad Azhar, was in advance serving in the cabinet of PM Imran as a minister of kingdom for revenue.

He turned into the second cabinet member who changed into expanded to a full federal minister publish due to his right overall performance in the eyes of the greatest. Earlier, PM Imran had multiplied Murad Saeed as Federal Minister for communique.

whilst the development happened Azhar become busy with the buyers’ community that has threatened to head on strike in opposition to the budgetary measures.

“The top Minister has additionally been pleased to approve that Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, an adviser to PM Imran shall stop to keep the portfolio of monetary Affairs division with immediately impact”, consistent with the cabinet department.

It introduced that Shaikh turned into again surpassed over the portfolio of revenue department.

In April this yr, PM Imran had appointed Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as his Adviser on Finance, revenue and monetary Affairs after the most appropriate ousted Asad Umar – his near confidante.

It became probable for the primary time that the revenue department portfolio turned into withdrawn from a finance minister, as the sales department changed into taken into consideration as an crucial part of the Finance Ministry.

The revenue department is responsible for tax policy, tax management, avoidance of double taxation agreements with different international locations, felony complaints and litigation in tax matters and management of Customs and Excise institution and earnings Tax institution, consistent with the guidelines of commercial enterprise of 1973.

assets stated Shaikh did now not just like the PM Imran’s move and noticed it as an try and clip his wings. The selection to separate revenue department, additionally in-charge division of Federal Board of revenue, greatly reduced the Shaikh’s powers.

The selection to separate the sales department from the Finance Ministry might have impacted implementation at the $6 billion IMF programme whose fulfillment hinges upon the FBR’s capability to supply on annual tax series goals.

historically, there was constantly a loss of coordination amongst diverse divisions, as each division tries to guard its personal turf.

The financial Affairs division seems after tests and requirements of external loans, matters related to worldwide economic establishments and outside debt control.

Even carving out EAD from the scope of the Finance Minister became unnatural. The PTI government also withdrew the portfolios of Privatisation department and statistics department from the Finance Minister in September ultimate 12 months.