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Pakistan PM Imran Khan appoints new finance minister in major re-shuffle

 Pakistan PM Imran Khan appoints new finance minister in major re-shuffle

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made a sweeping cabinet re-shuffle on Thursday and named Abdul Hafeez Sheikh as the new finance minister to replace Asad Umar, who stepped down earlier in the day.

Khan made 10 ministerial appointments, including Sheikh who has already served as finance minister under the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party when it was in power.

(Reporting by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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Updated Date: Apr 19, 2019 00:06:00 IST