The Minister of State for Safron (State and Frontier Regions) Shehryar Khan Afridi has been returned to the additional Minister of State for Counter Narcotics.
It should be noted that a few days ago significant changes were seen in the cabinet and Prime Minister Imran Khan had changed several ministers' papers, these changes were being linked to the report of the committee investigating the flour sugar crisis.
In these changes, the sworn-in federal minister of parliamentary affairs, Azam Swati, was given the post of federal minister of counter-narcotics.
At the same time, the Prime Minister withdrew the additional portfolio of the Minister of Counter Narcotics from Shehryar Khan Afridi, which was notified by the Cabinet Division on April 8.
However, the decision was withdrawn only one day later, and on April 9, a new notification was returned to the Minister of State for Safron, with the additional portfolio of the Minister of Counter Narcotics.
It may be recalled that Minister of State Shehryar Khan Afridi has been facing serious criticism in the drug export case against PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah.
It should be remembered that before the appointment of Federal Home Minister Ijaz Shah, Shehryar Khan Afridi has also performed the duties of Minister of State for Home Affairs, but this was taken after the appointment of the Federal Minister.
Significant changes were made to the cabinet on April 4, and according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office, Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar was removed from the Ministry of National Security and made him the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs.
At the same time, Kashmir Committee Chairman Syed Fakhr Imam was given the post of National Security Food while Hamad Azhar was given the Minister of Industry instead of Minister for Economic Affairs.
As a result of the cabinet reshuffle, the ministry of Prime Minister Swati had also changed and he has taken over the responsibilities of the Federal Minister for Counter Narcotics rather than the Ministerial Parliamentary Affairs.