Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has on Tuesday (today) has been granted an additional charge of the information ministry.
In a major reshuffle in portfolios in the federal cabinet, Fawad Chaudhry has been appointed as the minister for information.
According to sources, an official notification in this regard will be issued soon. Before, his appointment, Senator Shibli Faraz has been serving as the information minister.
Moreover, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan (SAPM) Shahbaz Gill has extended congratulations for Chaudhry’s appointment.
“Welcome back @fawadchaudhry the most articulate and talented person. Looking forward to work with you my brother,” Gill tweeted.
Welcome back @fawadchaudhry the most articulate and talented person. Looking forward to work with you my brother 🎉🎉
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) April 13, 2021
Earlier, during the last cabinet reshuffle in March, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government removed Hafeez Shaikh as finance minister and appointed Hammad Azhar in his place.
Hammad Azhar was given an additional portfolio of the finance ministry.
The Prime Minister was also worried about inflation while Abdul Hafeez Sheikh as Finance Minister failed to control inflation. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh is also the head of the National Price Control Committee.
The second reason for removing Hafeez Sheikh is the order of the Islamabad High Court that only elected representatives can head the cabinet committee.
Following the court’s decision, Hafeez Sheikh was promoted from Finance Adviser to Finance Minister, while Hafeez Sheikh was sworn in as Finance Minister on December 10.