ISLAMABAD: Asad Umar, the recent one to fall off of the federal cabinet, has bid farewell to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led Government, saying that he had a great time as finance minister under the leadership of Imran Khan.
Asad Umar in a tweet said Prime Minister Imran Khan had offered him to take another ministry but he is not interested to take any other ministry.
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
Now the question arises here who will replace Asad Umar as new finance minister. Prior to the sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub for important consultation.
As per sources, the names for new finance minister which are reportedly under consideration are former finance minister DR Hafez Pasha, Salman Shah, former governor of State Bank – Ishrat Hussain, and incumbent federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub.