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Is Shehryar Afridi’s portfolio being changed?

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Apr 18, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Is Shehryar Afridi’s portfolio being changed?

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People have been speculating about the reshuffling of PM Imran Khan’s cabinet after Asad Umar stepped down as the finance minister on Thursday.

SAMAA TV asked State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi if his portfolio is being changed too.

Related: Asad Umar resigns as finance minister

“I am ready for anything. I will accept any decision taken by PM Khan,” he replied.

On April 15, reports emerged there could a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, at that time, said that there was no truth to the reports.

Related: The cabinet is not being reshuffled: Fawad Chaudhry

“PM Khan has the discretionary right to shuffle his cabinet,” he wrote in a tweet.  Pakistan is going through difficult times and such reports should not be run without verification, he had said.

Three days after, Finance Minister Asad Umar announced on Twitter that he was offered the portfolio of energy. He said that he told PM Khan that he won’t be able to do justice to the ministry and made the decision to quit PM Khan’s cabinet.

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One Comment

  1. pakistani  April 18, 2019 10:12 pm/ Reply

    the whole cabinet should be changed including spokesman
    presidential or danda system only way out

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