Finance Minister Asad Umar to be Sacked: Media Reports

Asad Umar is reportedly being sacked from his post as Finance Minister due to his dismal performance during the first 100 days, media reports claimed on Wednesday.

It has been reported that the prime minister has decided to replace Umar with someone else. Shamshad Akhter, the former caretaker FM and Governor State Bank is being named among the top contenders to replace Asad Umar.

While speaking to a private TV channel, Umar said he has just spoken to Prime Minister Imran Khan who has asked him to continue working and not to pay any heed to media reports.

“These fake news are part of a propaganda to fail you and to distract you from your job, you must not pay attention to this garbage and continue your work as finance minister,” Asad Umar said quoting PM Imran, as reported by Dunya News.

Similar rumors had been making rounds the other day that Asad Umar, after a dispute with Jehangir Tareen and Raza Dawood, has tendered his resignation.

However, Jahangir Tareen refuted the reports requesting media channels not to air any news until confirmation. Asad Umar had also refuted any such development.

Via: ARY News & Dunya News

  • Saif

    It will be good if he gets the boot.

  • Ahmad

    These idiot people remove two economists on the name of religion and want to go forward.

  • Khawaja Naveed Haider

    As far my knowledge about the situation, Asad Umar should resign before time after seeing the dismissed economy in 100 days. Businessmen were forecasting after the PMLN government tenure got ended and interim setup was upset, the new government will normalize the economy but we are seeing the continues downfall.

  • Saad Durrani

    Shamshad Akhter can handle the SBP very efficiently. She might not be the Finance Minister; however, she can be a great companion of the PTI government.

  • pacifie

    Inb4 the swarm of self-proclaimed experts with no idea of economics, take to comments.

  • Mumtaz Hussain

    Reportedly? Don’t buy the rumor and sell the news