The federal government on Monday denied rumours of a serious shuffle within the federal cabinet after sections of the media reported that Finance Minister Asad Umar and different ministers would have their portfolios modified.
In a tweet, Info Minister Fawad Chaudhry denied all rumours and mentioned that Prime Minister Imran Khan was not mulling any adjustments.
Fawad mentioned, “there is no such thing as a reality” within the information a few change of federal ministers and requested the media to be accountable of their reporting.
حکومتی وزراء کے قلمدان تبدیل کئے جانے کے حوالے سے خبروں میں کوئ صداقت نہیں، وزراء کی تبدیلی وزیر اعظم کا صوابدیدی اختیار ہے میڈیا اس ضمن میں ذمہ داری کا مظاہرہ کرے۔ اس وقت پاکستان اہم مرحلے سے گزر رہا ہے اور اس نوعیت کی قیاس آرائیوں سے ہیجان جنم لیتا ہے، جو ملک کے مفاد میں نہیں
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) April 15, 2019
When contacted by The News Observers, the finance minister additionally denied the rumours and mentioned, “his portfolio was not being modified”.
Chatting with The News Observers, Nadeem Afzal Chan, the prime minister’s spokesperson, additionally denied cabinet reshuffle was within the offing.
“Ever since he got here to energy, Prime Minister Imran Khan has carefully monitored the efficiency of each ministry. He has praised ministers once in a while and in addition reprimanded them at different instances. You will need to keep in mind that he [PM Imran] reserves the fitting to introduce adjustments in his cabinet.”
“Nonetheless, there are not any such plans in movement proper now. Given the present scenario in Pakistan, such rumour-based reporting might be fairly damaging and we might urge all media organisations to train restraint.”
Umar not too long ago led a delegation to Washington DC to carry talks with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB).
Throughout his five-day visit to the US, Umar did meet with related IMF officers however a proper assembly with the IMF head didn’t happen. When contacted, Umar was of the view that there was no want for a gathering with Christine Lagarde as that they had met thrice prior to now few months.
The Pakistani delegation additionally met with Asian Growth Bank (ADB) President Mr Takehiko Nakao and apprised him of the nation’s macro-economic scenario. The 2 mentioned Pakistan’s ongoing engagements and the ADB chief assured the finance minister of continued help