Fawad Chaudhry is now the science and technology minister
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.
وزیر اعظم نے کابینہ میں تبدیلیوں کا فیصلہ کیا ہے، وزیر اعظم آفس تبدیلیوں سے متعلق اعلان کرے گا
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 18, 2019
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.
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.