PM shows Hafeez the door, elevates Azhar

In a major reshuffle in the federal cabinet, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday removed Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and gave the portfolio to Minister for Industries Hammad Azhar as an additional charge.

It is expected that several unelected members of the federal cabinet may be replaced by some elected members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the shakeup in the cabinet will take place before coming Thursday.

Currently, the PM has 15 special assistants and five advisers.

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