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Asad Umar leaves cabinet after being offered energy instead of finance ministry

  • Umar says PM asked him to take energy minister portfolio instead of finance as part of cabinet reshuffle
  • I obtained PM’s consent to not take any cabinet position, says Umar
  • Umar says PM Imran is the best hope for Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Asad Umar on Thursday announced his decision to leave the federal cabinet.

“As part of a cabinet reshuffle PM desired that I take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance. However, I have obtained his consent to not take any cabinet position. I strongly believe @ImranKhanPTI is the best hope for Pakistan and inshallah will make a naya Pakistan,” Umar tweeted.

On April 15, it was reported that a major reshuffle was on the cards in the federal cabinet. Sources had informed media that a reshuffle was expected in the Ministry of Finance after talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded.

The reports of the reshuffle were denied by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. “There is no truth in reports regarding changes in posts of federal ministers. The prime minister has the power to change ministers and the media should play a responsible role on this subject,” Chaudhry tweeted.

“Pakistan is going through an important phase and such speculations create confusion which is not beneficial for the country,” he added.

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