PM Imran reshuffles cabinet; Khusro Bakhtiar, Hammad Azhar given new portfolios

In yet another major cabinet reshuffle, the premier has replaced Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar with PTI leader Syed Fakhar Imam as Federal Minister for Minister of National Food Security.
Bakhtiar has instead been given the charge for the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Bakhtiar has replaced Hammad Azhar, who has been made the Federal Minister for Industries.

1) Cabinet has been reshuffled by Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI Syed Fakhar Imam has been made Federal Minister for National Food Security Makhdoon Khusru Bakhtiyar has been made Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar has been made Federal Minister for Industries
— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) April 6, 2020
The Ministry for National Food Security and Research saw another change, as its secretary Hashim Popalzai was replaced with Omar Hameed.
The prime minister also accepted MQM-P convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui’s resignation, which he had handed in January this year, as federal minister for information technology. MQM-P’s Aminul Haq has been made federal minister for telecom.

3) Mr. Amin ul Haq has been appointed as Federal Minister for Telecom Mr. Hashim Popalzai removed as Secretary Ministry of National Food Security & ResearchMr Omar Hameed transferred and appointed as Secretary Ministry of National Food Security
— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) April 6, 2020
Azam Swati, who was previously the parliamentary affairs minister, has been made Federal Minister for Narcotics Control.
Babar Awan has been appointed as the adviser for parliamentary affairs.
The reshuffle comes two days after a Federal Investigation Agency team released reports on the sugar crisis and beneficiaries of subsidies obtained by the industry’s bigwigs. The report on sugar crisis named Bakhtiar, then the minister for national food security, as a beneficiary.

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