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Pak's finance minister resigns ahead of polls

Islamabad, Feb 19: Abdul Hafeez Shaikh today resigned as Pakistan's Finance Minister amidst mounting speculation that he would play a key role in the caretaker administration that is expected to oversee the next general election

PTI [ Updated: February 19, 2013 23:11 IST ]
pak s finance minister resigns ahead of polls
pak s finance minister resigns ahead of polls

Islamabad, Feb 19: Abdul Hafeez Shaikh today resigned as Pakistan's Finance Minister amidst mounting speculation that he would play a key role in the caretaker administration that is expected to oversee the next general election scheduled for mid-May.




Shaikh was replaced by Minister of State for Finance Saleem H Mandviwala within hours of his resignation. President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath of office to Mandviwala during a ceremony held at the presidency.

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