Asad Umar has announced to relinquish his position as Finance Minister of Pakistan.
Announcing the move at a news conference in Islamabad on Thursday afternoon, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered him the ministry of energy in the upcoming reshuffle of the cabinet.
Asad Umar said he convinced the Prime Minister to allow him step down from the cabinet, but he will always be available to support the vision of Imran Khan.
Prior to his news conference, Umar broke the news through his twitter account.
As part of a cabinet reshuffle PM desired that I take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance. However, I have obtained his consent to not take any cabinet position. I strongly believe @ImranKhanPTI is the best hope for Pakistan and inshallah will make a naya pakistan
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) April 18, 2019