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Tuesday Apr 07 2020
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Fakhar Imam takes oath as federal minister, Babar Awan notified as adviser

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ISLAMABAD: PTI-lawmaker Syed Fakhar Imam was sworn in as federal minister today.

President Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath to him at a ceremony held in the lawns of the Presidential House.

On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan replaced Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar with Syed Fakhar Imam as Federal Minister for National Food Security after the former was named in an inquiry report on the sugar price hike.

In other changes made by PM Imran, MQM-P's Syed Aminul Haq was appointed as minister for IT and telecommunication. However, due to unavailability of flights, Haq was unable to take oath today.

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While talking to Geo News, Haq said: “I have informed the authorities of the situation. Looking forward to work with the government for the better.”

Meanwhile, Babar Awan has been appointed as prime minister's Advisor for Parliamentary Affairs. A notification in this regard was issued today after President Alvi approved the summary.

The prime minister shuffled the portfolios of several key ministers on Monday and removed Shahzad Arbab as Advisor on Establishment following a damning inquiry report on sugar and wheat crisis in the country.