There will be no changes or reshuffle in the federal cabinet after Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed satisfaction over the performance of his ministers, SAMAA TV reported Monday.
The prime minister said that some elements want to spread chaos by leaking fake reports of changes in the cabinet, adding that such attempts will never succeed.
The cabinet meeting to review the performance of federal ministers chaired by PM Khan was held in Islamabad.
All 24 federal ministers submitted their performance reports to the premier in one-on-one meetings.
In a special interview, Khan had hinted at the possibility of a cabinet reshuffle. The federal ministers have been through many ups and downs since the PTI government took over.
On December 6, Science and Technology Minister Azam Swati resigned from his post following a case against him for misuse of authority. The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case against Swati for his misuse of power in the transfer of the Islamabad IG Jan Mohammad.
Recently, the court said he can be be tried under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. The law is a provision requiring elected officials to be ‘sadiq and ameen’ or honest and righteous. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and PTI leader Jahangir Tareen were disqualified under this clause.
Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed stirred controversy after he said that he was offered the information ministry by the prime minister. Responding to this, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry remarked that he will be more than happy to vacate his position for Rasheed.
Last week, news had emerged that Finance Minister Asad Umar was stepping down from his post following differences with PM Khan and other cabinet members. The reports said that Khan holds Umar responsible for the government’s failure at the economic front.
The information minister rejected the news and said that Khan has full confidence in the capabilities of Umar and he is not going anywhere.
On December 6, the prime minister expressed his satisfaction over the performance of his economic team. He said that he would like to give credit to the finance ministry and the commerce ministry for performing under such difficult circumstances. “If the situation is as bleak as our opponents paint, then investments would have stopped coming,” he said as he listed investment pledges made by different multinational companies including Suzuki Motors, Exxon Mobil and JW Forland, among others.