The Kashmir Center

Altaf Bukhari gets additional portfolio

A day after the Finance Minister, Hasseb A Drabu was dropped from the council of ministers, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday assigned the additional charge of Finance, Labour and Employment departments to Minister for Education, Syed Altaf Bukhari.

According to the order under number 433-GAD of 2018 dated 13.03.2018, Mehbooba Mufti assigned the charge of the departments of Finance, Labour and Employment to Altaf Bukhari.

“In pursuance of Rule 5 of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Business Rules and as an interim measure, I Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir do hereby assign the charge of the departments of Finance, Labour and Employment to Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari in addition to the Government Business already assigned to him,” the order reads.

It further reads that this is in partial modification of order number 4274-GAD of 2018 dated 12.03.2018.

Earlier, the charges were earlier withdrawn from Haseeb A Drabu who was dropped from the cabinet ministers following his remarks about Kashmir wherein he had stated that “Kashmir isn’t a political issue”.


Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch

The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies