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Kuwait ruler names son defence minister in new cabinet

KUWAIT CITY: The Kuwaiti ruler swore in a new government on Monday, handing the defence ministry to his eldest son and appointing new oil and finance ministers. The move comes weeks after the previous government, which had been formed a year ago, resigned following a dispute with members of parliament who filed a no-confidence motion against a senior minister. Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued a decree naming the new line-up with Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah, a senior member of the ruling family, staying on…

Nisar to soon reveal why he backed off from joining new cabinet

RAWAT: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said he would elaborate in the next few days why he did not join the new cabinet, ARY News reported. “Respect is hard to find in politics these days. Foul language is being used. The culture of blandishing should be shunned in political parties,” he said while addressing a public gathering in his constituency. He laid foundation for a hospital worth Rs65 million in Rawat. This was his first public appearance after the new federal cabinet took oath in the…

PML-N considering Gen Qadir, Qayyum for Ch Nisar’s replacement

ISLAMABAD: As Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reached Murree to meet ousted predecessor Mian Nawaz Sharif to discuss formation of new federal cabinet, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has declined an offer to continue as the Interior Minister, sources said. The consultation meeting with Nawaz Sharif is underway to ponder nominees for ministerial portfolios. According to sources, no drastic changes are expected in the new federal cabinet. However, it is to be seen who will replace the key portfolio of finance in the absence…