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Federal cabinet portfolios revealed

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Miftah Ismail was appointed the new federal minister for finance after PM Shehbaz Sharif announced his 34-member cabinet today, ARY News reported.

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani administered the oath to the newly-elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s 34-member cabinet.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, speaker of National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and other officials also attended the ceremony.

The newly appointed finance Miftah Ismail will be among the officials responsible for negotiating with the IMF to resume seventh review of the $6 billion Extended Fund Facility program that went into jeopardy after former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ouster through no-confidence motion.

Cabinet portfolios 

Rana Sanaullah ­           Interior Minister

Miftah Ismail                Finance Minister

Hina Rabbani Khar        Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

Ahsan Iqbal                 Planning, Development and Special Initiatives

Marriyum Aurangzeb     Information and Broadcasting

Azam Nazeer Tarar        Law and Justice

Ameenul Haq                Information and Technology

Maulana Asad               Communications

Mufti Shakoor               Religious Affairs

Talha Mehmood             SAFRON

Maulana Abdul Wasey    Housing and Construction

Shazia Marri                  BISP

Qadir Patel                    Ministry of Health

Khawaja Saad Rafique    Railways

Tariq Bashir Cheema      Food Security

Israr Tareen                  Defence Production

Following are the names of the cabinet members:

  • Khawaja Muhammad Asif, MNA
  • Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary, MNA
  • Rana Sana Ullah Khan, MNA
  • Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, MNA
  • Rana Tanveer Hussain. MNA
  • Khurrum Dastagir Khan, MNA
  • Marriyum Aurangzeb, MNA
  • Khawaja Saad Rafique, MNA
  • Mian Javed Latif, MNA
  • Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada. MNA
  • Murtaza Javed Abbasi, MNA
  • Miftah Ismail
  • Azam Nazeer Tarar, Senator
  • Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, MNA
  • Syed Naveed Qamar, MNA
  • Sherry Rehman, Senator
  • Abdul Qadir Patel, MNA
  • Shazia Marri, MNA
  • Syed Murtaza Mahmud, MNA
  • Sajid Hussain Turi, MNA
  • Ehsan ur Rehman Mazari, MNA
  • Abid Hussain Bhayo, MNA
  • Asad Mahmood, MNA
  • Abdul Wasay, MNA
  • Mufti Abdul Shakoor, MNA
  • Muhammad Talha Mahmood, Senator
  • Syed Amin-ul-Haque, MNA
  • Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari, Senator
  • Muhammad Israr Tareen, MNA
  • Nawabzada Shazain Bugti, MNA
  • Chaudhary Tariq Bashir Cheema, MNA

Ministers of state

  • Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha, MNA
  • Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju, MNA
  • Hina Rabbani Khar, MNA

Advisers to the PM

  • Awn Chaudhry
  • Amir Muqam
  • Qamar Zaman Kaira

It is pertinent to mention here that the federal cabinet that was scheduled to take oath yesterday was postponed after an excuse from President Arif Alvi.

Last week, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani administered the oath to the newly-elected prime minister after President Arif Alvi complained of “discomfort”.

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