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Aug 20, 2018

Pakistan: Imran Khan announces 21-member Cabinet; Qureshi gets foreign ministry, Umer finance

In Pakistan, 21 members of Prime Minister Imran Khan's cabinet took oath today.  President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the nominated cabinet members, at a ceremony held at the President House in Islamabad today morning. 

The new cabinet members include 16 federal ministers and five advisers. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party  (PTI)Vice-chairman Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be the country’s new foreign minister. 

PTI's Asad Umar has been made the minister for finance and revenue whereas the portfolio of the information and broadcasting has been given to PTI’s information secretary Fawad Chaudhry. Prime Minister Imran Khan has retained the interior portfolio and Pervez Khattak has been given the Defence ministry. 

Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiyar, who had previously served as minister of state for foreign affairs during the military regime of Gen Musharraf, has been made the minister for water resources. 
Representations have also been given to the allies which include Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan Muslim League(Q), Balochistan Awami Party, Awami Muslim League, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (P), Grand Democratic Alliance and an independent Member.

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