ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar denies rumors about his removal from Finance Ministry Portfolio.
Talking to Media on Wednesday Asad Umar
Earlier I had a meeting with Shamshad Akhtar, However, there was no mention of replacing Finance Ministry portfolio. – He added.
Although, these were not just the rumors as Jahangir Tareen and Asad Umar are not settling together, speculations are not baseless.
The rift between Asad Umar and Jahangir Tareen has become ‘The talk of the town’ on mainstream media.
According to sources, Asad Umar will continue as Finance Minister meanwhile, Mr.Tareen’s influence over the Party and on the senior leadership is unhappy with it.
Neither is @Asad_Umar going anywhere and nor is our drive to reform and undertake fundamental reforms going to diminish. Vested interests that thrive on the status quo arrangements will resort to different tactics. Simply ignore!— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) December 5, 2018
So far Prime Minister Imran Khan seems quite happy with Asad Umar’s performance. However, There’s always chance to remove entire Finance squad.