Hafeez Shaikh takes charge as finance advisor
ISLAMABAD: The newly appointed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has taken charge as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Economic Affairs, on Saturday.
According to private news channel report, the officials of the finance ministry has welcomed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and congratulated him.
Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s reshuffled the federal after which, Asad Umar quitted as the Finance Minister of Pakistan and Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh was appointed as Advisor on Finance.
Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh – an acclaimed economist – holds international repute. He has over 35 years of experience in economic policy-making, management and implementation.
Abdul Hafeez remained Pakistan’s finance minister from 2010 to 2013 during the tenure of the Pakistan Peoples Party; minister of finance, planning and development of Sindh from 2000 to 2002. He served as minister for privatization under former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.