Omar Ayub replaces Tarin as ECC chairman

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed Omar Ayub Khan, Minister for Economic Affairs as chairman of Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet to replace Shaukat Tarin, media reported.

According to the details, the Prime Minister took the decision after the completion of Mr Tarin six-month constitutional term as minister. Mr Tarin also lost a position in the 12-member reconstituted ECC that he led for six months since April 15 and would now attend its meetings on special invitation.

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The number of the ECC members has now been declined from 14 to 12 as the position of minister for finance ended and stood vested in the prime minister himself while the portfolios of ministers for power and petroleum already stood merged into minister for energy.

Under Article 91(9) of the Constitution, a minister who for any period of six consecutive months is not a member of the national assembly or the Senate is to cease to hold the office of a minister and cannot be appointed a minister again unless elected as member of the parliament.

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