Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday reshuffled his Cupboard on the instructions of a court docket that barred un-elected advisers and particular assistants from heading the Cupboard committees.
That is the fourth Cupboard shakeup since Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) got here to energy in 2018. The change adopted the latest verdict of the Islamabad Excessive Court docket barring un-elected advisers and particular assistants from heading the Cupboard committees.
Khan appointed Sheikh Rashid Ahmed as inside minister and Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh as finance minister.
State-run Radio Pakistan reported that Ahmed was already part of the Cupboard working as minister for railways, whereas Hafeez Sheikh was serving as advisor on finance and income.
Hafeez Sheikh just isn’t an elected member and he couldn’t lead a number of committees. He was appointed as minister below Article 91 (9) of the Structure and might function a minister for six months. He should be elected as a member of the Nationwide Meeting or Senate to proceed after that.
Brigadier Retired Ijaz Ahmad Shah who was serving the inside minister was appointed as minister for narcotics management, whereas Azam Khan Swati was appointed as minister for railways.
It’s believed that Hafeez Sheikh could be made a senator in March when the election for the higher home is scheduled to be held.
Probably the most notable elevation within the new Cupboard is that of Ahmed, who regardless of failing to enhance the functioning of the railways, was given the cost of the inside ministry, a key portfolio.