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ISLAMABAD: The government has appointed Tariq Bajwa as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Finance with the status of Minister of State which would take the total members of the prime minister’s cabinet to 75.

A notification to this effect issued by the Cabinet Division on Wednesday said that the prime minister, in terms of rule the Rules of Business, 1973, has appointed Tariq Bajwa, as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Finance with the status of Minister of State, with immediate effect.

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Bajwa served as chairman FBR, secretary finance and governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) from 2013 to 2019. He also served as secretary Economic Affairs Division. The prime minister’s cabinet now includes 35 federal ministers, seven state ministers, four advisers, and 29 special assistants.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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Abubaker Usmaan Oct 06, 2022 09:28am
MashAllah Mr PM trying to the of his ability level to hire all flowers of economist in his basket to bail out critical crises! Whether 75 learned personal may belong to high monthly Remuneration, may have further burden on treasury. Question is Mr Dar imported to resolve crisis, is not efficient? So special assistance awarded to Mr Dar.
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