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Pakistan

Web Desk
April 16, 2021

Temporary changes, nothing will improve: PML-N criticises cabinet reshuffle

Pakistan

Web Desk
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
ML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif's spokesperson, Muhammad Zubair. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: The PML-N has criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan's decision to reshuffle the federal cabinet again, referring to them as "temporary changes" that will fail to bring about any improvement at all. 

On Friday, PM Imran Khan once again assigned members of the cabinet different portfolios. Among other prominent changes, the prime minister handed the portfolio of the Finance and Revenue Ministry to prominent banker Shaukat Tareen.

"In less than three years, this is the fourth finance minister to take up the portfolio," said PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif's spokesperson, Muhammad Zubair.

Zubair said the prime minister has yet again changed his team, adding that it proved he had failed at his job. Pointing out that the prime minister relived Hammad Azhar from the Ministry of Finance and did the same to Omar Ayub after taking the charge of the Ministry of Energy from him, he said these were only "temporary changes".

"No improvements will come about due to these [changes]," he said.

PM reshuffles cabinet, appoints Shaukat Tareen new finance minister

The new finance minister has taken the charge from Azhar, who was appointed to the ministry a few weeks ago when the premier replaced him with Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.

Here are some of the other changes made to the portfolios of cabinet members:

  • Hammad Azhar has been appointed as the Minister for Energy, replacing Omar Ayub
  • Khusro Bakhtiar has been appointed the Minister for Industries and Production
  • Shibli Faraz has been appointed the Minister for Science and Technology, replacing Fawad Chaudhry
  • Fawad Chaudhry has been appointed the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, replacing Shibli Faraz
  • Omar Ayub has been appointed as Minister for Economic Affairs, replacing Khusro Bakhtiar