Bakhtiar removed as national food security minister in cabinet reshuffle

Islamabad (HRNW) National Food Security Minister Khusro Bakhtiar was relieved of his portfolio amid a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, according to a PM House statement.

Syed Fakhar Imam replaced Bakhtiar as the national food security minister. However, Bakhtiar was given the portfolio of economic affairs.

Hammad Azhar was appointed minister for industries and Azam Sawati minister for narcotics control.

Prime Minister Imran Khan accepted the resignation of Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. MQM-P’s Aminul Haq was appointed minister for telecommunication.

PTI leader Babar Awan was named as adviser to PM on parliamentary affairs.

National Food Security & Research Secretary Hashim Popalzai was also removed from his post. He was replaced by Omar Hameed.

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