Drabu’s Ouster : Altaf Bhukhari to take charge as Finance Minister

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Education Minister Altaf Bukhari gets additional charge of Finance, Labour and Employment departments

The Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari was today assigned Finance Minister Portfolio after the ouster of Haseeb Drabu.

The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today called on Altaf Bhukhari and assigned him the additional charge of finance.

Media reports said that Chief Minister after deliberations with her party leaders, decided to give additional charge of Finance to Bukhari.

Syed Altaf Bukari confirmed that he has entrusted with additional responsibility of Finance Department.

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Sources said order will be issued by today evening.

Yesterday, CM Mehbooba Mufti had taken the charge of Ministry but with in a day released it to Altaf.

The name of Muzzafer Baig is  doing the rounds for the Fiannce Ministry , if the route works , He can soon become Finance Minister of J&K soon.

Pertinently, Haseeb Drabu was unceremoniously removed from the council of ministers by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday over his remarks that the Kashmir issue was not a political one.

The chief minister yesterday shot off a letter to the state Governor N N Vohra requesting him to drop Drabu from her council of ministers with immediate effect.

The Governor, after examining the letter, wrote back to the chief minister conveying his nod to her request to drop the 57-year-old Drabu from her council of ministers.