Pakistan

Govt says No truth in reports on Asad Umar’s removal as Finance Minister

ISLAMABAD: Sources in the government on Monday denied reports regarding Asad Umar’s removal as finance minister.

Reports have been doing the rounds claiming that the government has decided to remove Umar as finance minister and appoint him as the petroleum minister. However, sources in the government refuted the reports and said “there is no truth in them”.

Further, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry denied reports regarding a major reshuffle in the federal cabinet and bureaucracy.

Chaudhry tweeted, “There is no truth in reports regarding changes in posts of federal ministers. The prime minister has the power to change ministers and the media should play a responsible role on this subject.”

“Pakistan is going through an important phase and such speculations create confusion which is not beneficial for the country,” he added.

Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul also denied reports of Umar’s removal and said, “Asad Umar is not being replaced as finance minister. The ‘news’ peddled about him leaving is fake. Reporters must exhibit professionalism and not forward unverified news.”

Earlier today, sources said a major reshuffle is on the cards in the federal cabinet and bureaucracy.

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