Asad Umar set to return as PM ponders another cabinet reshuffle: report

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ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister Asad Umar may yet again become part of the federal government and take up a new portfolio as Prime Minister Khan mulls another cabinet reshuffle, according to a report in The Express Tribune.

The report claims that Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a parliamentary meeting of the PTI on Monday. PTI lawmakers shared their grievances with the premier about the issues being faced by the masses in their constituencies and the unacceptable behaviour of the federal ministers.

Sources quoted in the report claimed that a PTI lawmaker Arbab Amir lost his cool during the meeting and was reduced to tears. Prime Minister Khan claimed that federal ministers who did not perform up to the mark would be replaced with new ones.

Former finance minister Asad Umar agreed with the grievances of the treasury members and said that he had now come to realise the problems they faced as he was no longer a member of the cabinet.

It was then that Prime Minister Khan said that things would change as ‘I want Umar to be part of the federal cabinet again’.

The report further claimed that people who were awarded federal minister and adviser portfolios in the April cabinet reshuffle would be replaced as well.

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry and special assistant to the prime minister, Firdous Ashiq Awan, are likely to be replaced as well, claims the report.

You can read the report here