April 19, 2022 (MLN): The members of the federal cabinet- formed by the newly appointed Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, took oath on Tuesday at a swearing-in ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The federal cabinet has been formed after thorough consultations with Mian Nawaz Sharif and coalition partners, PM Shehbaz Sharif said in a Tweet.
“It is my fervent hope that federal ministers, ministers of state & advisers will provide leadership and resolve the problems of the people,” he added.
The 34-member cabinet comprises members from mainstream political parties including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
One member each from Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Jamhoori Watan Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Q also joined the cabinet. Balochistan National Party stayed away from becoming part of the coalition cabinet.
Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani administered oath to the cabinet members – 31 federal ministers and three state ministers, a week after he had sworn-in Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the head of the government, as APP reported.
The opposition alliance had led to the ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan from his office through a majority no-confidence vote in the parliament on April 10.
Besides PM Shehbaz Sharif, the event was attended by senior politicians including Bilawal Bhutto, former prime ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, and a large number of parliamentarians, party workers and government officials.
Miftah Ismail and Aisha Ghaus Pasha from PML-N have been appointed as finance minister and state minister for finance, respectively.
Information ministry was assigned to Marriyum Aurangzeb from the same party while Azam Nazir Tarar was appointed as law minister.
PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal has been appointed the planning and development minister while Aminul Haque from Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has taken charge as the information technology and telecommunications minister, as per news reports.
It is prudent to mention that he also held the same portfolio under the outgoing government.
Moreover, Hina Rabbani Khar from Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was appointed as the state minister for foreign affairs while the Ministry of Interior has been assigned to PML-N's Rana Sanaullah.
The list of federal ministers categorized as per their political parties is as under:
Pakistan Muslim League-N:
1. Khawaja Muhammad Asif, MNA
2. Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary, MNA
3. Rana Sana Ullah Khan. MNA
4. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, MNA
5. Rana Tanveer Hussain, MNA
6. Khurrum Dastagir Khan, MNA
7. Marriyum Aurangzeb, MNA
8. Khawaja Saad Rafique, MNA
9. Mian Javed Latif, MNA
10. Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, MNA
11. Murtaza Javed Abbasi. MNA
12. Azam Nazeer Tarar, Senator
13. Miftah Ismail
PAKISTAN PEOPLE’S PARTY:
14. Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, MNA
15. Syed Naveed Qamar, MNA
16. Sherry Rehman, Senator
17. Abdul Qadir Patel, MNA
18. Shazia Marri, MNA
19. Syed Murtaza Mahmud, MNA
20. Sajid Hussain Turi, MNA
21. Ehsaan-ur-Rehman Mazari, MNA
22. Abid Hussain Bhayo, MNA
23. Asad Mahmood, MNA
24. Abdul Wasay, MNA
25. Mufti Abdul Shakoor, MNA
26. Muhammad Talha Mahmood, Senator
MUTTAHIDA QAUMI MOVEMENT:
27. Syed Amin-ul-Haque, MNA
28. Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari, Senator
Balochistan Awami Party:
29. Muhammad Israr Tareen, MNA
JAMHOORI WATAN PARTY:
30. Nawabzada Shazain Bugti, MNA
Pakistan Muslim League-Q:
31. Chaudhary Tariq Bashir Cheema, MNA
MINISTERS OF STATE:
1. Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha, MNA – PML-N
2. Hina Rabbani Khar, MNA – PPP
3. Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju, MNA – PML-N
The aforestated cabinet also includes Qamar Zaman Kaira, Engineer Amir Muqam and Aon Chaudhry as advisers.
President Dr Arif Alvi had given formal approval to the names of the federal and state ministers, and advisers, a statement issued by President House said on Tuesday.
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