ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar on Wednesday stepped down as the chairman of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance.
The development took place during a session of the committee in parliament today. National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has accepted the resignation.
Asad Umar recently rejoined the federal cabinet as the minister for planning and development, and will no longer be part of the committee.
The committee members unanimously voted for PTI MNA Faizullah Kamoka as the new chairman. His name was recommended by PPP information secretary Nafisa Shah and endorsed by PTI MNA Sardar Nasrullah Khan Dareshak.
Kamoka thanked the committee for their vote of confidence, and said that he will take all members forward together as chairman of this committee.
The committee members passed a resolution to pay tribute departing chairman Asad Umar and praised his services for having served the committee
Umar had previously served as the finance minister for about eight month until his resignation on April 18 this year.
He was offered the portfolio of petroleum minister, but he had declined and said he would work for the party from outside the cabinet.