Shehbaz Sharif’s 37-member cabinet takes oath

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PPP’s Hina Rabbani Khar was appointed the state minister for foreign affairs while PML-N’s Rana Sanaullah was given the interior ministry…reports Asian Lite News

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has administered the oath to federal ministers and ministers of state, who will form the cabinet of newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

The oath-taking ceremony began with the recitation of the Holy Quran at the President House. Thirty-one federal ministers and three ministers of state and as many advisers to the prime minister took the oath.
According to Radio Pakistan, PML-N’s Marriyum Aurangzeb and Azam Nazir Tarar have been appointed the information and law minister, respectively.

Ahsan Iqbal, also from the PML-N, has been appointed the planning and development minister. According to Dawn, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Aminul Haque has taken charge as the information technology and telecommunications minister, APP reports. Haque had also held the same portfolio under the previous PTI government.

Further, PPP’s Hina Rabbani Khar was appointed the state minister for foreign affairs while PML-N’s Rana Sanaullah was given the interior ministry.

The ceremony was scheduled to be held on Monday, but it transpired that President Arif Alvi had refused to administer the oath to the lawmakers, compelling the government to postpone the ceremony to Tuesday.

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