PM reshuffles cabinet, removes Khusro Bakhtiar as Federal Minister for National Food Security

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan carried out a reshuffle of ministers in cabinet positions on Monday, appointing Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar as the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs after taking back charge of the Minister of National Food Security from his days after his name emerged as a major beneficiary in an investigation report into recent sugar crisis.

The Prime Minister’s Office announced a major reshuffle of the federal cabinet as Syed Fakhar Imam was made the new Federal Minister for Minister of National Food Security, Hammad Azhar as Federal Minister for Industries, Azam Swati as Federal Minister for Narcotics Control.

Meanwhile, the prime minister has accepted the resignation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Khalid Maqbool Siddique as the Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication. MQM-P’s Amin ul Haq has been given the charge of IT ministry.

Among other changes, Babar Awan was appointed as the adviser for Parliamentary Affairs. Mohammad Shahzad Arbab was removed from being the adviser to PM on the establishment, Hashim Popalzai was removed from being the secretary ministry of food security while Omar Hameed was transferred and appointed as secretary ministry of food security.

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