ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Brigadier (retd) Ijaz Ahmed Shah, who was appointed as the interior minister a day earlier as part of the major cabinet reshuffle, took charge of the ministry today.
Shah reached the Ministry of Interior office in the R block of the PM Secretariat and took charge of his post.
The prime minister earlier held the portfolio of interior minister himself.
Shah, a MNA from Nankana Sahib, was appointed as federal minister for parliamentary affairs last month — a post that has now gone to Azam Swati as part of the reshuffle. Shah was an aide of former president Pervez Musharraf and served as director general of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) from 2004 to 2008.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reshuffled his cabinet with Hafeez Sheikh appointed finance adviser, after the departure of Finance Minister Asad Umar.