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Shibli Faraz said a cabinet reshuffle was expected next week | Instant News

PTI leader Senator Shibli Faraz said Sunday Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to overhaul the portfolio in the federal cabinet this weekend.

PTI leaders, keep talking Geo News The talk show “Naya Pakistan” said he had no information whether he would be included in the cabinet or not, but he was confident Fawad Chaudhry would be an effective information minister.

Previously, sources have informed Geo News that PM Imran Khan has decided to re-appoint Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry as Minister of Information.

Chaudhry first served as information minister in 2018, after that, in 2019, Firdous Ashiq Awan was appointed, and after his dismissal, Senator Shibli Faraz was given responsibility. Now, again, Chaudhry has been appointed.

Since coming to power in 2018, Prime Minister Imran Khan has reshuffled his cabinet five times. More than half of the PM’s cabinet has undergone a portfolio change at least once.

The first major hiring and firing of the country’s main decision-making body, the cabinet, took place in April 2019.

If the prime minister continues to carry out a major overhaul, it will be the sixth since the PTI government came to power three years ago.

In December 2020, during the final reshuffle, PM Imran Khan changed the portfolio of cabinet members and appointed Sheikh Rasheed as interior minister.


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The development of a country, the welfare of the people is linked to justice: Shibli – Pakistan | Instant News

Published in April 10, 2021 19:09

The development of a country, the welfare of the people is related to justice: Shibli

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Senior Pakistani leader Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Shibli Faraz on Saturday said the development of any country and the welfare of its people is linked to provisions of justice and the rule of law without discrimination.

This was the focal point of Imran Khan’s 22-year political struggle, he tweeted.

Shibli Faraz said Imran Khan was advancing the agenda “all equal before the law”, with fortitude and determination.


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Shibli said the PM would bring in a new team to solve the country’s problems | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has delayed reshuffling his cabinet for several days. A cabinet reshuffle is decided immediately after the Senate elections. The participation of Shibli Faraz and Faisal Vawda has been decided, the source said. PTI senior leader Shibli Faraz previously expressed the prime minister’s intention to reshuffle the cabinet again, saying that PM Imran Khan was “bringing in a new team” to solve the country’s problems. Sources told Geo News that the prime minister will make changes to the federal cabinet in a few days, adding that he has completed consultations with his aides on the matter. Sources said the prime minister will make important changes to the Cabinet on a “large scale”, adding that ministers who do not live up to expectations will be excluded from their portfolios.

It is hoped that Federal Minister for Food Security and National Research Syed Fakhar Imam, Minister of Energy Omar Ayub and Minister of Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan will be removed from their current portfolios.

The prime minister has been advised, according to sources, to appoint federal and state ministers at the Ministry of Information, while former information minister Shibli Faraz, will be entrusted with the Ministry of Electric Power.

The source said that the Minister of Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, was again asked to lead the Ministry of Information. Chaudhry Fawad has been looking for time to decide whether he wants to accept the offer or not.


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Sugar mafia will not escape from responsibility: Shibli – Pakistan | Instant News

Published in March 31, 2021 10:01 am

The sugar mafia will not go unnoticed: Shibli

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistani Senator Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Shibli Faraz said Wednesday that the sugar mafia cannot escape responsibility, even if they belong to any party, including the powerful (PTI) Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf.

In a tweet, he blamed speculators and the mafia for creating uncertainty in the market leading to a surge in the price of the sweetener.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has always put the interests of the Pakistani people first. The law will take its course indiscriminately against those who create obstacles in the ongoing relief efforts to the public – will be handled with an iron fist.


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PM Imran Khan has decided to bring in a new team, said Shibli Faraz | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to bring in a new team, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said Monday.

Geo News it has previously reported citing sources that the PTI-led federal government has decided to replace Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh with Industry Minister Hammad Azhar. PM Imran Khan reportedly asked the Shaykh to step down from his role, the source added.

The move was made because of resentment among government ministers about tax issues and a bill that grants autonomy to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), according to a Geo News report.

In his remarks today, Faraz said the prime minister had formed a new finance team under Azhar’s leadership.

“Abdul Hafeez Shaikh is no longer the finance minister,” said the federal minister, adding that he did not know what Shaikh’s future was like now.

Faraz said the decision was made taking into account the realities of the state and the PTI regime wanting to provide assistance to the poor.

“If there are new people, new ideas emerge,” he said, confirming that Azhar had been given a portfolio of the Ministry of Finance.

The future of Abdul Hafeez Shaikh is unknown, he added.

Defeat the Shaykh in the Senate

The development of the reshuffle came after the PPP candidate in Senate elections, Yousaf Raza Gillani, defeated Shaikh for the general seat of Islamabad, after which PM Imran Khan on March 6 directed Shaikh to carry out his duties as federal minister for finance and revenue.

Previous sources have informed Geo News that the prime minister has expressed full confidence in the finance minister’s abilities. PM Imran asked Khan to say he recognized Shaikh’s efforts to improve Pakistan’s economy, they added.

The sources added that the Sheikh decided not to hand over his resignation after his meeting with the prime minister.

PTI ‘SAPM advisors and puzzles’

In 2019, the Sheikh was appointed as the prime minister’s financial adviser in the cabinet reshuffle after Asad Umar submitted his resignation as finance minister.

However, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ruled in December 2020 that the prime minister’s special assistant (SAPM) and advisors do not have the authority to chair or participate in Cabinet committee meetings.

Granting federal ministerial status to advisers is “for profit and privilege purposes only” and “does not make advisers such federal ministers,” IHC observed in its assessment. A few days later, the Shaykh was sworn in as minister of finance and revenue.

The PTI government was looking for the results of the Senate poll to solve the puzzle but the Shaykh lost to Gilani in Islamabad. The former still has until June – under a regulation that would allow him to become finance minister – to continue his duties in that capacity.


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