Islamabad (August 4, 2017): The federal cabinet is scheduled to take oath this morning. President Mamnoon Hussain will administer oath to members of the cabinet at a ceremony at President House here.
The names of the new federal cabinet of Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi have been finalized as Chaudhary Nisar will be no more part of the cabinet and likely Ahsan Iqbal will replace him.
The new cabinet of Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi has been finalized. Chaudhary Nisar who will not be a part of the cabinet will be replaced by Ahsan Iqbal.
The new federal cabinet is expected to comprise 46 ministers and state ministers. The cabinet will reportedly take oath on Friday morning, the sources said.
According to details, Mushahid Ullah Khan has made his return in the cabinet and will be the Environment Ministe.
The following are the names of just a few expected cabinet members:
Khawaja Asif: Foreign Minister, Ahsan Iqbal: Interior Minister
Khurram Dastgir: Defence Minister, Ishaq Dar: Finance Minister
Pervez Malik: Trade, Marriyum Aurangzeb: Information Minister
Tariq Fazal Chaudhary: Minister for CADD, Saad Rafique: Railways Minister while ministry for Petroleum will remain continue with PM Shahid Khanqan Abbasi.
Petroleum Ministry: Prime Minister Shahid Khanqan Abbasi will continue heading the Petroleum Ministry.
Rana Tanveer: Water and power, Mushahidullah: Minister for Environment
Saira Afzal Tarar will continue hold the Health ministry.
Talal Chaudhary, Danyal Aziz, Junaid Anwar Chaudhary, Abudur Rehman Kanju, Khusro Bukhtiar will enjoy the slots of state ministers.
Arshad Lughari, Akram Durrani and Aijazul Haq will also be part of the federal cabinet.
The latest development comes hours after the PML-N’s top brass held two back-to-back consultative meetings at Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s Donga Gali residence.
The federal cabinet was dissolved after Sharif stepped down following a landmark Supreme Court ruling on the Panama Papers case.
The court in its July 28 concluded that Sharif had been ‘dishonest’ by not declaring in his nomination papers for the 2013 General Election ─ as required under Section 12(2)(f) of the Representation of the People Act (ROPA), 1976 ─ a salary of 10,000 dirhams receivable as chairman of the board of Dubai-based company Capital FZE owned by his son Hassan Nawaz.