ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has allocated the portfolio of Revenue Division to Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh. A notification to this effect was issued on Monday.
Consequently, Hafeez Shaikh will now be Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue.
Earlier on December 11, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh had sworn in as the federal finance minister. President Dr Arif Alvi had administered the oath to Hafeez Shaikh, who had previously been serving as the adviser to the prime minister on finance, at a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.
He was sworn in as the federal minister in the wake of the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) December 7 ruling that had held that “unelected advisers and special assistants could not head government’s committees”. The court had set aside a notification regarding the Cabinet Committee on Privatisation (CCoP) headed by Dr Shaikh.