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Imran To Bring In Senior PTI Leader In Major Cabinet Rejig

01 October 2019


Islamabad:  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf senior leader Asad Umar is likely to return as a federal minister amid a major reshuffle in the federal cabinet, a news report said.

GeoTV, quoting sources, said Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken the decision regarding a major reshuffle in the cabinet, with former Finance Minister Umar taking charge of the Petroleum Ministry this time.

Sources said that Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry will have to relinquish his portfolio once again.

Around eight to 10 ministers are expected to be a part of the reshuffle, with Shafqat Mahmood likely to be given the charge of the Interior Ministry.

Zubaida Jalal will likely become the Education Minister, with Firdous Ashiq Awan also among those who will be part of the reshuffle.

Babar Awan is expected to become an adviser, sources said, adding that the former Law Minister is more interested towards being a senator.

In a meeting of the PTI parliamentary leaders on Monday, some lawmakers complained to the Prime Minister about the behaviour of some ministers, following which the premier hinted at a cabinet change.

Sources earlier informed that Imran Khan has decided to carry out major changes in the Punjab provincial administration with reshuffling expected in the provincial cabinet.

Sources said a decision in this regard has been taken to remove and replace some ministers within the cabinet.