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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has awarded Senate ticket to Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tarin.
PTI Secretary General Amir Kayani issued the ticket. Tarin will contest the Senate election from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and will submit his nomination papers to the Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday (tomorrow).
Senator Ayub Afridi had resigned as member of the Upper House of Parliament to vacate seat for Shaukat Tarin to be elected. Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani accepted his resignation. Afridi was subsequently appointed as Adviser to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis.
On Oct 18, the government had appointed Shaukat Tarin as the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance, two days after his six-month tenure as the finance minister ended.
Under the constitution, a non-elected person can be appointed as a federal minister for a six-month period, during which he or she is bound to be elected to Parliament to continue the term.
Since Tarin could not get elected to Parliament, he was made the PM’s adviser on finance and revenue to continue leading the government’s economic team.