Three federal ministers, one minister of state take oath
President Arif Alvi administered oath of office to three new federal ministers and a state minister
ISLAMABAD (APP) - President Dr Arif Alvi of Friday administered oath of office to three new federal ministers and a state minister.
Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif witnessed the oath-taking ceremony held here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The federal ministers who took oath included Chaudhry Salik Hussain, Mian Javaid Latif and Agha Hassan Baloch.
Balochistan National Party’s Hashim Notezai was sworn-in as state minister.
On oath, the cabinet members made its solemn pledge “to bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan, discharge its duties honestly to the best of ability and faithfully in accordance with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the law”.
“I will strive to preserve the Islamic Ideology which is the basis for the creation of Pakistan. That I will not allow my personal interest to influence my official conduct or my official decisions,” said the new ministers while chorus-reading the text of the official oath.
Earlier, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani had sworn-in the 33- Members of federal cabinet were issued their respective portfolios by the joint decision of the coalition parties under the Prime Minister-ship of Shehbaz Sharif.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Ahsan Iqbal and Rana Sanaullah were given the ministries of Planning and Development and Interior Ministry respectively meanwhile Azam Nazir Tarar and Marriyum Aurangzeb were given ministry of law and justice and Information Ministery respectively.
Shahzain Bugti is given the portfolio of narcotics control and the Federal Minister Mufti Abdul Shakoor takes charge of Ministry of Religious Affairs while Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Amin-ul-Haque was given the charge of Information technology and telecommunication.
Jamiyat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Asad Mahmood was given the communication ministry.