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PM House announces major cabinet reshuffle

Fawad Chaudhry is now the science and technology minister

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Apr 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Fawad Chaudhry has been asked to resign from the post of federal minister for information and broadcasting. Several other ministers’ portfolios have also been moved around in a major cabinet reshuffle. 

Chaudhry tweeted that the announcement of the reshuffling will be announced by the PM House soon.

The news comes hours after PTI’s Asad Umar announced his resignation as the finance minister on Twitter. Umar’s resignation followed the sacking of Ghulam Sarwar as the petroleum minister, according to sources in the petroleum ministry. He has now been given the portfolio of the aviation division.

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According to a notification of issued by the PM House, Chaudhry has been appointed as the science and technology minister, Ghulam Sarwar as the aviation minister, Ijaz Ahmed Shah as the interior minister and Sheharyar Afridi as the states and frontier regions minister.

Sources say that Firdous Ashiq Awan has been appointed as the special assistant to the PM on information, Hafeez Sheikh as the special assistant to the PM on economic affairs and Dr Zafarullah Mirza as the special assistant to the PM on health.

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