Arif Ahmed Khan appointed as finance secretary

02:50 PM | 6 Jan, 2018
Arif Ahmed Khan appointed as finance secretary

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz-led federal government appointed Arif Ahmed Khan as secretary Ministry of Finance on Saturday.

Khan was previously serving as secretary of Economic Affairs Division. He previously served as secretary interior. The post had fallen vacant after the retirement of Shahid Mehmood.

The finance ministry has undergone drastic changes in the last three months after Ishaq Dar headed to London for treatment.

In November, Prime Minister Abbasi had accepted Ishaq Dar’s request to be relieved of his duties as finance minister.

The PML-N leader has been declared a proclaimed offender by an accountability court in Islamabad hearing the corruption reference against him.

Earlier, in December, Member National Assembly Rana Muhammad Afzal took oath as Minister of State of Finance, in a ceremony held in the federal capital.