ISLAMABAD: A day after his appointment as federal minister for Revenue Division, Hammad Azhar has been relieved of the portfolio, a notification issued on Wednesday said.
Instead, Azhar has now been appointed the federal minister for Economic Affairs Division, the notification issued by the Cabinet Division said.
According to the notification, “Hammad Azhar will hold the portfolio of Economic Affairs Division, with immediate effect, as allocated by the prime minister in terms of rule 3(4) of the Rules of Business, 1973.”
It further read, “the prime minister has also approved that Adviser to the PM Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh shall cease to hold the portfolio of Economic Affairs Division, with immediate effect”.
“The earlier allocated portfolio of Revenue Division to Hammad Azhar, Federal Minister and cessation of the portfolio of Revenue Division by Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs may be treated as withdrawn,” the notification continued.
A day earlier, Azhar took oath as a federal minister for Revenue Division. President Arif Alvi had administered the oath at the President House.