Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday announced that he has obtained Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s consent “to not take any cabinet position” after being offered the Energy Ministry instead.

“As part of a cabinet reshuffle, prime minister desired that I take the energy minister portfolio instead of finance. However, I have obtained his consent to not take any cabinet position,” he tweeted.

With Umar’s statement confirming earlier media reports of a possible reshuffle in PM Imran’s cabinet, hundreds of netizens took to Twitter to react to “another U-turn of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government”.


Meanwhile, some highlighted the funnier side of the development.

Some also started guessing how “Patwaris” must be reacting.