In another u-turn, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has withdrawn revenue division charges from Federal Minister Hammad Azhar after Prime Minister’s Special Assistant (PMSA) on economic affairs Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shiekh expressed his reservation on it.
The government has handed over the revenue division to Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shiekh and a notification in this regard has also been issued while Hammad Azhar will not see the matters of the division anymore. According to the notification by the Cabinet Division, “Hammad Azhar will hold the portfolio of Economic Affairs Division, with immediate effect, as allocated by the prime minister in terms of rule 3(4) of the Rules of Business, 1973.”
Earlier, the government took back the charge of economic affairs from Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shiekh while the cabinet division also issued a notification regarding the change in the portfolio. Hammad Azhar will be the Federal Minister for economic affairs. Now he is the Federal Minister for economic affairs.
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17 July, 2019