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‘We will openly defend Imran Khan even now’, says Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Newly-appointed Federal Minister for Technology and Science after latest reshuffle into the federal cabinet, Fawad Chaudhry, on Friday vowed that he will ‘openly defend [Prime Minister] Imran Khan even now’, ARY News reported.

Fawad Chaudhry, in his latest Twitter message, while responding to user’s comment, was of the view that families exist in politics for ‘100 years’ and he witnesses arrival and departure of many officials who assumed higher positions.

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The federal minister said that he has always maintained the stance that the premier has discretionary power for [making changes into] federal cabinet.

“I had told Prime Minister about me to perform better as a Member of National Assembly (MNA), however, it was the decision of PM [for me] to run the Ministry of Science and Technology,” he added.

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Earlier, a user tweet that the ministers, who were loyal and defendant to Imran Khan including Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry and Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, were removed from their position.

He opined that the decisions seemed ‘internal differences’ and a bid to weaken the rule of Imran Khan. He also expressed his thoughts that the recent reshuffle apparently a result of ‘external’ pressure instead of ‘internal’ [differences].

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On April 15, then Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry had refuted reports regarding reshuffle of portfolios of federal ministers.

Fawad Chaudhry, in his latest Twitter message, clarified, “There is no truth in reports regarding any reshuffle in portfolios of government ministers.”

“Prime Minister [Imran Khan] has discretionary powers to change ministers and media should exhibit its responsibility in this regards,” he added.

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