After almost a week’s delay, PM Shehbaz Sharif’s 33-member federal cabinet has finally taken the oath on Tuesday.
Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani administered the oath, instead of President Arif Alvi, to members of the federal cabinet comprising 31 federal ministers, three ministers of state, and three advisers.
12 ministries belong to PML-N and nine ministries have been given to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
Four ministries are given to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), while Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has been handed two ministries.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi are not part of the PM’s cabinet!
Despite prior reports of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be given the portfolio of the foreign ministry and petroleum ministry respectively, both the politicians are not a part of PM Shehbaz Sharif’s new cabinet.
Five females in the new cabinet?
PML-N leader Marriyum Aurangzeb has taken charge as Minister for Information and Broadcasting after joining the cabinet of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
PPP MNA, Hina Rabbani Khar has been appointed as the State Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Pakistan’s first woman Senate opposition leader, vice-president of the PPP, Sherry Rehman has been appointed federal minister for climate change.
The former finance minister of Punjab and PML-N lawmaker Aisha Ghaus Pasha has been appointed as a state minister. Her portfolio has not been revealed yet.
Shazia Marri of the PPP has been appointed minister for poverty alleviation and social security.
List of the federal cabinet members:
Khawaja Muhammad Asif – Minister for Energy
Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary – Minister for Planning and Development
Rana Sana Ullah Khan – Minsiter for Interior
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq – Minister for Economic Affairs
Rana Tanveer Hussain –
Khurrum Dastagir Khan
Marriyum Aurangzeb – Minister for Information
Khawaja Saad Rafique – Minister for Railways
Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada
Murtaza Javed Abbasi – Minister for Parliamentary Affairs
Azam Nazeer Tarar – Minister for Law and Justice
Miftah Ismail – Minister for Finance and Revenue
Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah – Minister for Water Resources
Syed Naveed Qamar – Minister for Trade
Sherry Rehman – Minister for Climate Change
Abdul Qadir Patel – Minister for Health
Shazia Marri – Minister for BISP
Syed Murtaza Mahmud – Minister for Industries
Sajid Hussain Turi – Minister for Overseas Pakistanis
Ehsaan-ur-Rehman Mazari – Minster for inter-provincial coordination
Abid Hussain Bhayo – Minsiter for Privatisation
Asad Mahmood – Minister for Communication
Abdul Wasay – Minister for Housing
Mufti Abdul Shakoor – Minister for Religious Affairs
Muhammad Talha Mahmood – Minister for States and Frontier Regions
Syed Amin-ul-Haque – Minister for IT and Telecommunication
Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari
BALOCHISTAN AWAMI PARTY:
Muhammad Israr Tareen – Minister for Defence Production
JAMHOORI WATAN PARTY:
Nawabzada Shazain Bugti – Minister for Narcotics Control
PAKISTAN MUSLIM LEAGUE-Q:
Chaudhary Tariq Bashir Cheema – Minister for Food and Security
MINISTERS OF STATE:
Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha, MNA – PML-N
Hina Rabbani Khar, MNA – PPP – State Minister for Foreign Affairs
Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju, MNA – PML-N
Murtaza Nawaz Khokhar – State Minister for Law and Justice
Advisers to the PM
PML-N: Amir Muqam
PPP: Qamar Zaman Kaira
JKT Group: Aun Chaudhry