Former Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin has been appointed Adviser to Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on finance and revenue.

An official notification issued on the appointment read that Tarin’s new status will be equivalent to that of a federal minister.

The government on Friday had decided to appoint Tarin as an advisor to the PM on finance, as his six-month tenure as the financial advisor was expiring that day, sources had told Geo News.



The finance minister was supposed to get elected as a senator — a prerequisite to continue as finance minister — as the six-month time limit to elect him as a member of Parliament expired on Friday.