After Asad Umar, Minister of Petroleum also resigns: report

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Petroleum tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, according to a report on Geo TV.

According to a report on the private channel, Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The report quoted sources saying that the petroleum minister was asked to hand in his resignation owing to his poor performance.

The development, if true, comes after Finance Minister Asad Umar stepped down from his post earlier during the day.

Via a tweet, Asad Umar revealed that he had been asked by the premier to take up the energy minister portfolio but he had declined.

“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,” he tweeted.

“I am not leaving Prime Minister Imran Khan neither am I abandoning his vision for Naya Pakistan,” he said.

The finance minister said that he had joined the PTI exactly seven years ago, on April 18, 2011.

“It has been a wonderful journey so far,” he said.

The finance minister said that the country’s economy was on the path to recovery and said that difficult decisions must be taken by the government.

“If we do not take difficult decisions then we will go back to an even worse position,” he said.

Asad Umar said that one should not expect the new finance minister to improve conditions in the next three months.

“It is the most difficult job after the job of the prime minister himself,” he said.