The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr Shaukat Aziz, on Thursday denied that he had been appointed as a financial adviser by Indian billionaire and ArcleorMittal chief executive Lakshmi Mittal, reports the Asian Age London correspondent.

Reports emanating from Pakistan had claimed that Mittal, a British of Indian-descent, who is the richest man in the UK, had appointed Shaukat Aziz as a financial adviser.
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Lakshmi Mittal, who is owner of some 30 steels mills in India, made Shaukat Aziz’s appointment in his London office, said Financial Daily. It is alleged that the former Prime Minister had reportedly accepted bid from Mittal’s group for sale of Pakistan Steel Mills, which was later stopped by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

However, Aziz, a former banker with CitiGroup, told the Indian newspaper that the reports of being appointed Financial Adviser to Mittal were “absolutely incorrect.”