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Chief ministers’ of KP, Punjab not being changed: Sheikh Rasheed

RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Saturday said he would request the former finance minister Asad Umar to stay as member of the cabinet, ARY News reported.

In a statement, Rasheed said Asad Umar was a ‘precious man’, adding he would try to convince him to rejoin the cabinet. “He is an asset of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and he has a lot of services to his credit for the party.”

The minister said chief ministers of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtonkhwa were not being changed.

Read: Asad Umar says he will keep serving the party

He underlined that Minister for National Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kiani was removed over hike in medicine prices.

Rasheed said Prime Minister Imran Khan took important decisions to steer the country of economic crisis.

He informed that PM Khan would inaugurate the housing scheme in Quetta on Sunday (April 20).

Yesterday, Asad Umar said he wasn’t distressed after relinquishing charge as the finance minister.

Speaking to media after landing in Karachi, Umar said he would keep visiting Islamabad whenever needed, however, “most of my time will now be spent in Karachi,” said Umar who resigned as finance minister a day ago.

Upon arriving in the city, he received a warm welcome from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers at the airport. In his brief chat, he underlined that he would visit Islamabad to attend assembly sessions.

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