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Federal cabinet takes oath in New coalition Government

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s coalition Government 34-member federal cabinet has taken oath in a ceremony at President House.

A 34-member strong cabinet has taken an oath to form the official decision-making body of the coalition government, which came into power after former prime minister Imran Khan was voted out on April 10.

While there are many old faces in the new cabinet, there are also 20 seasoned politicians who have made it to the federal cabinet for the first time.

The oath was administered by acting President Sadiq Sanjarani as President Arif Alvi has excused himself from administering the oath citing his ill health.

Three ministers of state and 31 federal minister took the oath. The cabinet comprises fourteen members from PMLN, nine from PPP, four from JUI-F, two from MQM-P, and one each from JWP and PML-Q.

BNP-Mengal’s Akhtar Mengal refused to take oath in protest against the Chagi incident.

PPP’s Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who was slated to become foreign minister, has not taken oath, though Hina Rabbani Khar has been sworn in a state minister.

PAKISTAN MUSLIM LEAGUE-NAWAZ

1. Khawaja Muhammad Asif, MNA — Defence

2. Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary, MNA — Planning and Development and Special Initiatives

3. Rana Sana Ullah Khan. MNA  — Interior

4. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, MNA 

5. Rana Tanveer Hussain, MNA

6. Khurrum Dastagir Khan, MNA

7. Marriyum Aurangzeb, MNA  — Information and Broadcasting

8. Khawaja Saad Rafique, MNA  — Railways

9. Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, MNA

10. Murtaza Javed Abbasi. MNA  — Parliamentary Affairs

11. Azam Nazeer Tarar, Senator  — Law

12. Miftah Ismail — Finance

PAKISTAN PEOPLE’S PARTY

13. Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, MNA

14. Syed Naveed Qamar, MNA 

15. Sherry Rehman, Senator 

16. Abdul Qadir Patel, MNA 

17. Shazia Marri, MNA 

18. Syed Murtaza Mahmud, MNA  — Industries

19. Sajid Hussain Turi, MNA 

20. Ehsaan-ur-Rehman Mazari, MNA

21. Abid Hussain Bhayo, MNA 

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl

22. Asad Mahmood, MNA — Communication

23. Abdul Wasay, MNA  — Housing

24. Mufti Abdul Shakoor, MNA  — Religious Affair

25. Muhammad Talha Mahmood, Senator — States and Frontier Regions (Safron)

MUTTAHIDA QAUMI MOVEMENT

26. Syed Aminul Haque, MNA  — Information Technology

27. Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari, Senator 

BALOCHISTAN AWAMI PARTY

28. Muhammad Israr Tareen, MNA 

JAMHOORI WATAN PARTY

29. Nawabzada Shazain Bugti, MNA  — Narcotics Controls

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30. Chaudhary Tariq Bashir Cheema, MNA — Food Security

MINISTERS OF STATE

1. Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha, MNA – PML-N

2. Hina Rabbani Khar, MNA – PPP — State Minister Foreign Affairs

3. Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju, MNA – PML-N

The portfolios of these members will be notified later.