Azhar relieved of Revenue Division portfolio, given economic affairs charge

ISLAMABAD: A day after his appointment as the federal minister for Revenue Division, Hammad Azhar has been relieved of the portfolio, a notification issued by the Cabinet Division on Wednesday said.

Instead, Azhar has now been appointed the federal minister for Economic Affairs Division.

According to the notification, “Hammad Azhar will hold the portfolio of Economic Affairs Division, with immediate effect, as allocated by the prime minister in terms of rule 3(4) of the Rules of Business, 1973.”

It further read, “The prime minister has also approved that adviser to the PM Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh shall cease to hold the portfolio of Economic Affairs Division, with immediate effect.

The earlier allocated portfolio of Revenue Division to Hammad Azhar and cessation of the portfolio of Revenue Division by Abdul Hafeez Shaikh may be treated as withdrawn.”

On Tuesday, Azhar took oath as a federal minister for Revenue Division. President Arif Alvi had administered the oath at the President House.

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