Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again made changes in the federal cabinet and announced the appointment of Shaukat Tarin as Finance Minister.
Shaukat Tarin is the fourth minister after Asad Umar, Hafeez Sheikh and Hamad Azhar in the two-year and eight-month PTI government to be given the pen of finance.
Shaukat Tarin is a banker by profession. He was born in 1953 in Multan, South Punjab.
Shaukat Tarin has previously held the post of Federal Minister of Finance. He was Finance Minister in Yousuf Raza Gilani’s cabinet from 2008 to 2010. Initially, he served as an adviser to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, but after being elected a senator from Sindh in 2009, he was given the pen of the federal finance minister.
Shaukat Tarin had resigned from the federal cabinet in 2010 due to a conflict of interest following a dispute over raising shares of Silk Bank.
Recently, Prime Minister Imran Khan added Shaukat Tarin to the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council following changes in his economic team.
Shaukat Tarin holds an MBA from Punjab University and joined Citibank in 1975 where he worked for 22 years and retired as a Country Manager in Thailand.
He has also been the Chairman of Habib Bank and Union Bank and is also on the Board of Directors of Silk Bank.
He has also twice served as chairman of the Karachi Stock Exchange from 2002 to 2008.
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