The federal government on Tuesday decided to appoint Shehryar Khan Afridi as minister of state for interior.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved Afridi’s appointment, sources privy to the development told media.
A notification in this regard is expected to be issued today, sources added.
“PM Imran has directed Afridi to look over all matters pertaining to the Ministry of Interior,” they further said.
According to the sources, a day earlier PM Imran was briefed by Ministry of Interior officials and Afridi was invited to the meeting.
Afridi was elected as member of the National Assembly from Kohat during the July 25 polls. He also won from a PTI seat during the 2013 general election.