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Senator Shaukat Tarin takes oath as Federal Minister

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday administered the oath of office to Shaukat Fayaz Ahmed Tarin who would be holding the portfolio of Minister for Finance.

After taking the oath, the President congratulated the newly sworn-in federal cabinet members.

The ceremony was attended by the federal and provincial ministers, State Bank Governor Raza Baqir and other senior government officers.

Earlier, adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin took oath as senator which was administered by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.

The seat fell vacant after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Muhammad Ayub Afridi resigned as member of the upper house last month.

It is to be mentioned here that Shaukat Tarin was elected senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Of the 145 members of the Provincial Assembly, 122 voted during the Senate by-election. The financial advisor won the seat after receiving 87 votes.

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