Claim: ARY News ran the headline that Asad Umar was removed from his position as Finance Minister

Fact: Severl PTI polticians clarified on Twitter that Asad Umar is still the Finance Minister

Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has made major shuffles within its cabinet, removing at least five cabinet members, including Finance Minister Asad Umar, media reports claimed Monday.


Among other ministers were interior and petroleum ministers, reports said.

While it was claimed that Umar will be handed over the portfolio of the petroleum minister instead, amid all the confusion, The Current went the extra mile for verification of the claims.

“No such decision to change ministries or the ministers’ portfolios has been taken,”
PTI Public Relations head said.

Not later, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also stepped up to refute the claims.

“No truth to reports claiming change in the portfolios of ministers,” he tweeted, adding that “media should act responsibly”. The info minister further said that spreading such rumours wasn’t in better interests of the country.

Verdict: FALSE