Khoso finally names a finance adviser

Caretaker prime minister Justice Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has finally named a finance adviser after keeping the key ministry vacant for nearly a month since the political government made way to interim administration ahead of the May 11 polls.

By Afzal Khan

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Published: Wed 17 Apr 2013, 9:11 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 12:57 PM

Khoso inducted Dr Shahid Amjad Chaudhry as his adviser for finance and also re-appointed Dr Waqar Masood Khan as secretary of finance department.

The new appointments come a day before a high-level delegation leaves for negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and US officials to seek an economic bailout amid depleting foreign exchange reserves. Six important federal secretaries were also reshuffled.

A separate statement issued by the finance ministry confirmed that Dr Waqar Chaudhry, a reputed economist who is being tossed around for political considerations thrice as finance secretary during past five years, has again been restored to the post.

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