KARACHI - Ex-Chairman Karachi Stock Exchange and President Saudi-Pak Commercial Bank Shaukat Tarin is likely to be appointed as advisor to Prime Minister on Finance after the resignation of Ishaq Dar. Sources confided to The Nation that the name of Mr Tareen is being considered as Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance.  As Mr Tarin is neither senator nor MNA, he can be adjusted as Adviser just like Dr Salman Shah to run the Finance Ministry. It may be mentioned here that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has decided to immediately appoint adviser or Finance Minister to run the affairs of the ministry to ensure smooth sailing of the new budget process. Sources said that the name of Mr Tarin was being speculated in the corporate and PPP circles on Monday as he is a very senior banker and an expert of financial sector. Sources said that current political scenario reflects a cordial relation between presidency and Asif Ali Zardari, which will pave the way for Shaukat Tarin to hold the responsibilities of finance ministry. Sources said that the experience and past record of Shaukat Tarin suggest that he is the right man to tackle the current economical challenges of the country. Mr. Tarin had long experience in banking industry and had remained head of Citibank, HBL and Union Bank. Moreover, he had been elected twice as chairman of KSE. However, due to rules of the regulatory requirements of SECP and KSE, he had to quit his second tenure of chairmanship of the KSE to join Saudi-Pak Commercial Bank as President. Mr Tarin-led consortium of foreign investors had acquired recently the Saudi-Pak Commercial Bank.