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KP 15-member interim cabinet takes oath

The portfolios of the interim cabinet members have yet not been announced.

A 15-member cabinet was sworn in as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) caretaker cabinet on Thursday.

KP Governor Haji Ghulam Ali administered oaths to the 14 members of the interim cabinet.

However, the portfolios of the interim cabinet members have yet not been announced.

According to a notification issued by the Administrative Department of the KP government, the governor KP has approved the interim cabinet under Article 224(1A) of the Constitution.

Read more: Azam Khan appointed as caretaker chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The ministers who took the oath today include former inspector general (IG) Syed Masood Shah, Barrister Sanwal Nazir, Bakht Nawaz, Fazal Elahi, Adnan Jalil, Shafi Ullah Khan, Shahid Khan Khattak, Haji Ghufran, Khushdil Khan Malik, Taj Muhammad Afridi, Muhammad Ali Shah, and Justice (retd) Irshad Qaiser, Manzoor Khan Afridi, Abdul Haleem Qasuriya, and Hamid Shah.

Meanwhile, one interim minister Manzoor Afridi did not take oath as he is reported to be abroad.

On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former provincial finance minister Taimur Jhagra raised objections over the newly-appointed interim cabinet.

Sharing the notification of appointments in a tweet, Taimur Jhagra said, “Sadly, this looks like a PDM cabinet, barring a couple of names…”

Earlier on Jan 20, Former KP chief secretary Azam Khan was named the interim chief minister in the province.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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