Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan will announce a major reshuffle in federal cabinet today (Tuesday). The Ministers of Information, Energy, Aviation and Economic Affairs as well as Chairman Kashmir Committee are expected to be changed.
Sources said that some ministers will lose their posts and some new faces will be added to the federal cabinet. The Prime Minister will announce the reorganization of the Cabinet on Tuesday night.
Sources said that Khusro Bakhtiar will not remain at his current post of Minister for Economic Affairs. Shibli Faraz could be given charge of the Ministry of Petroleum and Aviation. Fawad Chaudhry could be given the portfolio of Information Minister or Interior Minister.
There are reports that Fawad Chaudhry wants additional charge of the Ministry of Science and Technology along with the Ministry of Information, while Farrukh Habib is likely to be made a Minister of State.
It is also expected that Shahryar Afridi will be removed as Chairman Kashmir Committee and Fakhar Imam will be reappointed at the post. The ministry of energy and petroleum is also likely to be taken back from Omar Ayub Khan.
In principle, it has been decided to divide the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting into two separate entities. The broadcasting prime minister will have a special assistant, and the press will have a minister of state.
As previously reported, the Minister of Industry and Production Hamad Azar will succeed Dr. Hafez Sheikh as the Minister of Finance. Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz confirmed this development.