LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Monday appointed Rana Asif Mahmood as the Finance Minster.After approval from the chief minister, a summary in this regard was sent to the Punjab governor on Saturday last who would administer oath to Mahmood. Mehmood is a minority MPA from Sialkot and is actively involved in the preparation of the next provincial budget at present.Official sources confirmed appointment of Rana Asif to the minister office and said the Punjab budget is likely to be presented on June 9. In may be mentioned that last time the Punjab budget was presented by PML-N minority member of the Assembly, Kamran Michael who has been elected Senator in March last. Since then the finance ministry has been with the chief minister office.