President administers oath to new Cabinet ministers
A 46-member new cabinet, including federal and state ministers, sworn in.
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – A 43-member new cabinet that includes 27 federal and 16 state ministers has taken oath in a ceremony at Prime Minister House in Islamabad today (Friday).
According to details, President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the members while interim Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was also present on the occasion.
Khawaja Asif has become Foreign Minister, Ahsan Iqbal appointed as Interior Minister while Khurram Dastagir was given Defence Ministry.
Ishaq Dar and Marriyum Aurangzeb remained Finance Minister and Information Minister respectively in the new federal cabinet. Mushahid Ullah Khan sworn in as Environment Minister.
Some new faces are also introduced in the cabinet like Talal Chaudhry became Minister of State for Interior while Pervez Malik was elected as State Minister for Commerce.
Congratulations to Talal Ch for becoming state minister pic.twitter.com/82YAs87wus— Hina Butt (@hinaparvezbutt) August 4, 2017
Others who sworn in as the federal ministers included Kamran Micheal, Hafiz Abdul Kareem, Syed Javed Ali Shah, Akram Khan Durrani, Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi, Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Lt. General (R), Pir Syed Sadaruddin Shah Rashidi, Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, Lt. General (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Saira Afzal Tarar, Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, Molana Ameer Zaman, Awais Laghari, Barjees Tahir, Parvaiz Malik, Zahid Hamid, Salahuddin Tirmizi and Rana Tanveer.
Tariq Fazal Chaudhry , Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari, Abid Sher Ali, Dr. Darshan and Sardar Muhammad Arshad Khan Laghari, Mohsin Shah Nawaz Ranjha, Pir Ameer ul Hasnat, Anusha Rahman, Jam Kamal Khan, Barrister Usman Ibrahim, Junaid Anwaar Chaudhary, Abdul Rehman Kanjo, Ghalib Khan, Chaudhry Jafar Iqbal and Dostain Khan took oath as state ministers.
However, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Sardar Yousuf and other ministers retained their portfolios.
Complete list of ministers and state ministers in PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi s cabinet:
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