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Hammad Azhar isn’t a federal minister anymore

July 10, 2019

The portfolio of the Revenue Division has been withdrawn from Hammad Azhar less than a day after it was awarded to him.

A notification issued by the Cabinet Division on July 9 announced that the portfolio has been given to Hafeez Shaikh, the adviser to the prime minister on finance, revenue and economic affairs.

Related: Hammad Azhar takes oath as a federal minister

Azhar was given the portfolio on July 8. He took oath as a federal minister the same day.

He was previously the state minister for revenue and presented the federal budget for the current fiscal year in the absence of a finance minister.

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