Altaf Bhukhari likely to replace Drabu as Finance Minister

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SRINAGAR: As the Minister for Finance Dr Haseeb Drabu from state cabinet sacked by the Jammu and Kashmir Government, sources told Minster for Education Altaf Bhukhrai is likely news Finance minister.

Sources said that the top party leaders have signaled Drabu to be replaced by Bhukhari.

Pertinently, in a significant development the Jammu and Kashmir Government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti sacked senior PDP leader and Minister for Finance Dr Haseeb Drabu from state cabinet following the latter’s controversial statement wherein he termed the Kashmir issue as ‘apolitical.’

Vice President PDP Sartaj Madni earlier reportedly said that a letter has been shot to Governor in this regard.