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Asad Umar to head NA’s Standing Committee on Finance

Asad Umar to head NA Standing Committee on Finance
Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday approved Asad Umar as the Chairman of National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance.

Umar, who stepped down as finance minister last month after being offered another portfolio, has been reportedly informed about the decision made by Prime Minister Imran Khan, while an official notification in this regard is awaited.

At present, PTI MNA Faiz Ullah is the chairman of the standing committee. According to rules, Asad Umar will first be made a member of the committee and then appointed chairman.

During a meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Parliamentary Party, Prime Minister Imran Khan said removing Asad Umar as finance minister was a difficult decision, however, he still considered him his right hand.