A six-member cabinet was appointed by the interim Prime Minister Justice (Retd.) Nasir-ul-Mulk was sworn in a ceremony held in Islamabad today.
The cabinet includes former governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, former Pakistan ambassador to the United Nations Abdullah Hussain Haroon, former Senator Roshan Khursheed Bharucha, Mohammad Yousuf Sheikh, Mohammad Azam Kham and Syed Ali Zafar.
During the oath taking ceremony Dr. Shamshad Akhtar was appointed as the head at Ministry of Finance, Mr. Syed Zafar Ali was appointed as the Law Minister and Pakistan’s business tycoon Mr. Abdullah Haroon was selected as the Foreign Minister of the country.
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar is currently an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the tenth Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. She serves as the Coordinator of the five United Nations Regional Commissions.
Dr. Akhtar has previously served as Governor State Bank of Pakistan. In her capacity as Governor, Ms. Akhtar was also the Chairperson of the Central Bank Board and its affiliates, as well as a Governor of the International Monetary Fund.
The caretaker cabinet will serve until a new government is elected through the 2018 general election scheduled for July 25.
Mr. Abdullah Hussain Haroon
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
National Security Division
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence Production
Mr. Muhammad Azam Khan
Ministry of Interior
Capital Administration and Development Division
Ministry of Narcotics Control
Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination
Dr. Shamshad Akhtar
Ministry of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs
Ministry of Statistics
Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform
Ministry of Commerce and Textile
Ministry of Industries and Production
Syed Ali Zafar
Ministry of Law and Justice
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage
Mr. Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh
Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training
Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony
Mrs. Roshan Khursheed Bharucha
Ministry of Human Rights
Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan
Ministry of States and Frontier Regions