Last Updated : May 19 2019 11:10PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Elections for 17th Lok Sabha conclude successfully            Around 62 % polling recorded in final phase of Lok Sabha polls            PM Modi congratulates Scott Morrison on his victory in elections            British PM promises new deal to save her Brexit agreement            Karolina Pliskova wins Italian Open; Men's title clash between Noval Djokovic & Rafael Nadal underway           

International News

Apr 18, 2019
9:16PM

Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar resigns

File Pic: AFP
Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar abruptly quit the Cabinet on Thursday before securing a multi-billion dollar International Monetary Fund bailout package for the cash-strapped country. 

Umar recently returned from a trip to the US in which the details of Pakistan's next IMF bailout were discussed. 

He said, as part of a Cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Imran Khan desired him to take the Energy Minister portfolio instead of Finance. However, he obtained Khan's consent to not take any cabinet position.

Imran Khan-led government and Umar, in particular, have faced mounting criticism by Opposition parties, members of the business community and citizens over the handling of the economic crisis.

Pakistan is seeking eight billion dollars from the IMF to bail itself out from a severe balance-of-payments crisis that threatens to cripple the country's economy.

   Related News

PM’s Exclusive Interview to DD News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 19 (May) Midday News 19 (May) News at Nine 19 (May) Hourly 19 (May) (2300hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 19 (May) दोपहर समाचार 19 (May) समाचार संध्या 19 (May) प्रति घंटा समाचार 19 (May) (2305hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 19 (May) Khabrein(Day) 19 (May) Khabrein(Eve) 19 (May)
Aaj Savere 18 (May) Parikrama 18 (May) Lok Ruchi Samachar 19 (May)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 19 (May) Samayki 19 (May) Sports Scan 19 (May) Spotlight/News Analysis 19 (May)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 28 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 4 (Apr) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 15 (May) Vaad-Samvaad 7 (May) Money Talk 7 (May) Current Affairs 22 (Mar)