Ijaz Shah says he requested PM Khan to change portfolio


NANKANA SAHIB, DEC 12 (DNA) – Newly appointed Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Ijaz Shah on Saturday said he requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to change his portfolio.

He was responding to the recent change in his portfolio while addressing a ceremony in Nankana Sahib. Ijaz Shah said that the second wave of coronavirus is more dangerous as compared to the first one and urged the masses to adhere to the coronavirus related SOPs.

The minister holding the contraband items dealer as real culprits vowed to initiate a grand crackdown against the narcotics dealers from Nankana Sahib. On Friday, reshuffling was witnessed in the federal cabinet, in which Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed was appointed as interior minister.

According to a notification issued by the cabinet division, Azam Khan Swati had been made federal minister for Railways while Ijaz Shah was given the portfolio of Narcotics Control. Earlier, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh was sworn in as the federal minister. = DNA