ISLAMABAD: The authorities in a wonder circulate on Wednesday deprived newly-appointed federal minister Hammad Azhar of the revenue portfolio which he were retaining for the ultimate 10 months as minister of kingdom.

The portfolio turned into taken lower back simplest a day after he had been made full-fledged minister as a reward for his overall performance during the last month’s price range consultation of the countrywide meeting.

consistent with a fresh notification with the aid of the cupboard division, Mr Azhar has now been made Minister for financial Affairs.


A supply within the finance ministry instructed that by becoming a complete-fledged minister for revenue, Mr Ahzar had truly became average in-rate of the finance ministry, overshadowing the powers of incumbent Adviser to the prime Minister on Finance Dr Hafeez Shaikh.

Mr Azhar, who served as minister of nation for revenue for 10 months within the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf authorities and provided the federal finances final month, changed into made a full-fledged minister for sales through a notification issued by the cabinet department on July 8. He become made sales minister after high Minister Imran Khan praised him for imparting the finances and defending it in the country wide meeting. “He [Mr Azhar] has now earned the federal ministership for himself,” Mr Khan had said.

After Mr Azhar’s appointment as minister for revenue, Hafeez Shaikh now not held the portfolio of adviser on sales. A mild trade within the cupboard department’s July 8 notification is stated to be a setback for Mr Azhar and suitable information for Mr Shaikh who has end up an ordinary in-price of the finance ministry.

The cupboard division said its previous notification appointing Mr Azhar as minister for sales “may be handled as withdrawn”.

The source stated Mr Azhar as minister for sales had the authority to sign every and each record and approve or disapprove any decision related to the finance ministry. And Mr Shaikh, who had served as federal minister for finance over the past PPP government, lost his powers and have been compelled to serve under Mr Azhar.

After Mr Azhar were given more authoritative function, Mr Shaikh was stated to have expressed reservations over the withdrawal of revenue portfolio from him.

in step with the trendy state of affairs, Mr Azhar has grow to be Minister for monetary Affairs and Mr Shaikh holds the portfolio of Adviser to top Minister on Finance and sales with the repute of a federal minister.

apparently, the selection to get rid of Mr Zahar from the revenue division has been taken at a time while a huge-scale reshuffling in the Federal Board of revenue is at the playing cards.

published in sunrise, July eleventh, 2019