ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday assigned the foreign ministry portfolio to Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan, after Khawaja Asif ousted from the position last month.
The foreign minister post had been vacated following Khawaja Muhammad Asif’s disqualification on April 26.
Asif was disqualified by the Islamabad High Court under Article 62 (1) (f) of the constitution for failing to disclose his employment in a United Arab Emirate (UAE) company and the salary he was receiving on monthly basis.
Recalling the past, Dastgir has been the minister of defense since August 2017 when Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi formed a new cabinet after the ouster of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. He has also served as the minister for commerce from 2014 to 2017.