Karachi: As per the latest report, the finance minister has been shuffled once again in just three weeks. Hammad Azhar, the former finance minister, was appointed to the energy ministry on April 16. Shaukat Tarin, a former finance minister in the PPP government, has been named in his place.

The decision confirms rumours that circulated after Azhar’s appointment, speculating that Shaukat Tarin will be appointed to succeed him soon.

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This appointment is the latest in a series of cabinet shuffles. For example, Omar Ayub, the former energy minister, has been appointed as the minister of economic affairs. Shibli Faraz, the former minister of information, has been appointed as the new minister of science and technology. Fawad Chaudhry, who previously held that role, has been given Faraz’s old one.

Since 2018, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has named a fourth finance minister. Before Tarin, Asad Umar, Hafeez Sheikh, and Hammad Azhar held the spot.

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