16-member federal cabinet takes oath

20 Aug, 2018 10:45 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A sixteen-member federal cabinet took the oath at a simple but impressive ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday.

President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath to the ministers of their offices.

The ceremony was attended, among others, by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, the advisors, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders and other prominent political and social personalities.

The new federal ministers and including Shahd Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Asad Umar, Minister for Finance Revenue and Economic Affairs; Pervez Khattak, Minister for Defence; Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Information and Broadcasting took oath.

Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Education and National History and Literary Heritage; Shirin Mazari, Minister for Human Rights; Amir Mehmood Kiyani, Minister for National Health Services; Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Water Resources; Noorul Haq Qadri, Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony also included the federal cabinet who took oath as their offices.

Farogh Naseem, Minister for Law and Justice; Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication; Chaudhry Tariq Bashir Cheema, Minister for States and Frontier Regions; Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Petroleum Division; Zubaida Jalal, Minister for Defence Production; Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Minister for Railways; and Fehmida Mirza, Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination are also member of the federal cabinet.

The cabinet also includes five advisors. They are: Muhammad Shehzad Arbab, Advisor on Establishment; Abdul Razak Dawood, Commerce, Textile and Industry; Dr Ishrat Hussain, Institutional Reforms and Austerity; Amin Aslam, Climate Change; and Babar Awan, Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs.

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