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Musharraf’s aide to be appointed as PM advisor on Finance

Government has decided in formal to appoint Dr. Abdul Hafiz Sheikh, who was Federal Investment Minister in regime of Former President Gen. (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance.

Dr. Abdul Hafiz Sheikh on Tuesday met President Asif Ali Zardari here at Awan-e-Sadr and discussed overall country’s trade, economic and investment situation, official sources informed Online.

Dr. Abdul Hafiz Sheikh was summoned by President Asif Ali Zardari for meeting and he would be appointed as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, sources said.

The slot of Dr. Abdul Hafiz Sheikh would be akin to Federal Minister. It may be recalled here earlier Naseem Baig, Hafiz Pasha, Ishrat Hussain and Makhdoom Shahbuddin were running for slot of Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance but out of which name of no one could be finalized.

Official sources confirmed that Dr. Abdul Hafiz Sheikh would be given important responsibilities in upcoming days. Online when contacted a Federal Minister as saying a renowned economic expert from Sindh would be appointed as Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance.

The notification into this effect is likely to issue within some days. It may be recalled here Dr. Abdul Hafiz Sheikh also served as Finance Minister Sindh.



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