Economic Affairs Minister Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was given the additional portfolio of law and justice on Monday, a week after PML-N Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar stepped down from the post.
The Cabinet Division’s notification for Sadiq’s appointment as the new law minister said: “In terms of rule 3(4) of the Rules of Business, 1973, the prime minister has been pleased to allocate the portfolio of law and justice to Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, the federal minister for economic affairs, with immediate effect.”
Last week, Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar had resigned from his position as law minister due to “personal reasons”.
Tarar had supported Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial’s nominations of junior judges for elevation to the Supreme Court on the federal government’s instructions.
However, a lawyer close to Tarar revealed that he was not comfortable with the government’s decision, and therefore, decided to tender his resignation.