Rana Afzal to take oath as state minister for finance in coming week

The authorities have decided to make Parliamentary Secretary Rana Afzal as state minister for finance after Ishaq Dar was relieved of his portfolio.
Sources told that Rana Afzal will take oath in coming week while notification in this regard will also been issued today.
Abbasi had granted indefinite leave to Dar, who is receiving treatment in London for a heart condition. A warrant was also issued for his arrest after he missed several court appearances on corruption charges that he had amassed wealth beyond his known sources of income.
It is to be mentioned here that other names were also being considered for the post including ex-Governor State Bank Ishrat Hussain and former Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin.
Rana Afzal is a member of National Assembly (MNA) elected from NA-82 (Faisalabad) constituency on the ticket of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
In December 2013, he was appointed as Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization.