Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet, which includes 31 federal ministers, three ministers of state, and three advisers to the prime minister, was sworn in today (Tuesday).
President Dr. Arif Alvi had rejected to administer the oath to the cabinet members on Monday, therefore Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani did it instead.
The new government contains 14 ministers from the ruling PML-N, according to the data. The PPP has nine federal ministers, two state ministers, and one PM adviser. JUI-F has four ministers, MQM-Pakistan has two, while JWP and BAP each have one.
Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Sanaullah, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Miftah Ismail, Mian Javed Latif, Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Azam Nazeer Tarar, Syed Khurs
Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha, Hina Rabbani Khar, and Abdul Rehman Kanju are the three state ministers.
Miftah Ismail, Amir Muqam, and Qamar Zaman Kaira are the Prime Minister’s advisors.
According to reports, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif phoned former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and requested him to take up the portfolio of petroleum minister to help the country get out of its dilemma.
According to sources, the ruling coalition has not yet determined whether or not to dismiss President Arif Alvi since it would require broad support in both the national and provincial legislatures. At a later date, the ruling parties will decide on the future president’s name.