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Shaukat Tarin elected senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


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PESHAWAR:-Advisor to the PM on Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin was elected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s senator from a seat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday.

Tarin will now be able to work as the federal minister on finance and preside over key government and parliamentary meetings.

In October, the government had to change the status of Shaukat Tarin from that of a federal minister to advisor to PM, as his six-month tenure as the federal minister came to an end.

According to the Constitution, a non-elected person can work as a federal minister for only six months. After that, the person needs to be elected either a member of the National Assembly or the Senate to continue working as the minister.

Last month, PTI’s senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ayub Afridi resigned from his seat to make way for Tarin.

In return, Ayub has been made PM’s advisor on overseas Pakistanis and human resource development.

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