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Pakistan

Web Desk
March 14, 2019

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Pakistan

Web Desk
Thu, Mar 14, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan held meeting with Babar Awan and there are reports Fawad Chaudhry is being removed as Minister for Information and Awan will likely to succeed him, according to media reports.

Sources said Babar Awan will be appointed as Advisor to Prime Minister on Information.

Meanwhile, talking to media after meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan, Babar Awan dismissed the rumours saying, “The reports I am succeeding Fawad Chaudhry are incorrect.”

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“Only legal and constitutional matters were discussed during meeting with PM Imran Khan,” said Awan.

Earlier, today, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry had to face embarrassment for initially defending Punjab Assembly’s decision to raise salaries of lawmakers and later criticizing it for not being in line with PTI policy . 


The minister apparently changed his stance after Prime Minister Imran Khan said the Punjab Assembly’s decision was not justified, citing country’s economic situation.

The minister while speaking at the a lawyers’ event supported the Punjab Assembly’s decision by arguing that politicians belonging to middle class would not think of contesting elections if salaries are not increased.

Related story: Punjab raises salaries and perks of MPs, ministers

He said he in his views salaries of the lawmakers were low.

But when the prime minister sent out a tweet to criticize the Punjab Assembly’s decision, the minister too thought it appropriate to correct his course.

He said the move was tantamount to ridiculing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s policy.