Fawad Chaudhry rejects speculation of change in information ministry, IK gives another three months to deliver

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Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday gave another three months to members of his cabinet to deliver in their respective ministries.

Speaking about the meeting on Geo News show ‘Aaj Shahzaib Khanzada Kay Sath’, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said the ministers were specifically asked to make their data public about how much spending was reduced, what had they done so far, and what would they be doing in their respective ministries.

“As far as, the most notable performance is concerned, PM was impressed by Murad Saeed’s performance and hinted that he would be made federal minister,” he said. “PM told Murad Saeed I am thinking about making you a full minister.”

Commenting on his own portfolio, Chaudhry said that satisfying people with the performance of the information ministry was a tough nut to crack.

“This ministry is like this, it is difficult to make anyone happy with my ministry. But, like I said, I have the confidence of the prime minister,” said Chaudhry, rejecting speculation that PM Imran Khan was mulling a change at the information ministry.

“Our biggest problem is with fake news. There is also a rising trend of fake news on formal media. For example, when finance minister was busy in meeting with the IMF, a TV channel ran the false report that he has been removed. Our foremost efforts are that this fake news be reduced,” he said.

When asked specifically, Chaudhry said it appeared that he would continue to be at the helm of the information ministry for the time being.

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