PTI-led govt appoints 6th finance secretary in three years

10:20 AM | 3 Dec, 2021
PTI-led govt appoints 6th finance secretary in three years

ISLAMABAD – The PTI-led federal government once again changed its finance secretary on Friday.

Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh has replaced Yousaf Khan on immediate basis, according to a notification issued by the Establishment Division.

“Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh, a BS-21 officer of the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) presently posted as Additional Secretary (Incharge), Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Division, is transferred and posted as Additional Secretary (Incharge), Finance Division with immediate effect and until further orders,” read the notification issued on December 2.

Khan, who was posted as the finance secretary in May 2021, has been appointed the secretary of the Secretariat of the Council of Common Interests (CCI).

During the tenure of PTI in the last three years and four months, six finance secretaries have changed. Younas Dagha was replaced on the occasion of negotiating the IMF deal.

The government also notified and appointed Abdul Aziz Uquaili, a BS-21 officer posted as additional secretary (in-charge) of the planning, development and special initiatives department.

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