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MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says he is not aware of the reasons behind the resignation of Asad Umar as finance minister.

Talking to media here on Thursday, Qureshi said there was no grouping in the PTI. He said there were some elements who were spreading the rumours of presidential system in the country.

He said the prime minister had the power to assign responsibilities to anyone. He said Asad Umar was a prominent figure of the PTI team.

“Economic situation requires tough decisions and the government has taken tough decisions for the country,” he said.

Published in Dawn, April 19th, 2019