PTI leader and Federal Minister Asad Umar left cabinet as he was ordered to take energy ministry instead of finance.
Finance Minister Asad Umar left cabinet as the government desired him to take energy ministry. He announced his decision through his official twitter account and revealed about the cabinet reshuffling desired by PM Imran Khan. Here is his tweet:
As part of a cabinet reshuffle PM desired that I take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance. However, I have obtained his consent to not take any cabinet position. I strongly believe @ImranKhanPTI is the best hope for Pakistan and inshallah will make a naya pakistan
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) April 18, 2019
Marriyum Aurangzeb, the PML-N spokesperson asked if Umar’s policies were so good and the problems were from the PML-N government, why was he asked to step down. She tweeted that:
If PTI’s and Asad Umer’s policies were so good, and the problems were from PMLN government,then why was he asked to step down.This is an admission by IK that his polices have created an economic crisis in Pakistan. the real problem is not Asad. It is the PM.@pmln_org @PTIofficial https://t.co/GYIhL9qPue
— Marriyum Aurangzeb (@Marriyum_A) April 18, 2019
Earlier, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted on the whole situation that there is no truth in reports regarding changes in posts of federal ministers. The prime minister has the power to change ministers and the media should play a responsible role on this subject. He further added that the country is going through an important phase and such speculations create confusion which is not beneficial for Pakistan. He tweeted that:
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
On the other side, Zartaj Gul, the Minister of State for Climate Change also earlier denied reports and tweeted that:
اسد عمر کی وزارت انہی کے پاس ہے۔ پاکستان کو سخت ترین معاشی بحران سے بچا چکے ہیں۔ ان کے جانے کی خبر جعلی ہے۔
Asad Umar is NOT being replaced as Finance Minister!
The ‘news’ peddled about him leaving is FAKE.
Reporters must exhibit professionalism and not forward unverified news
— Zartaj Gul Wazir (@zartajgulwazir) April 15, 2019