Imran Khan approves 21-member cabinet

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a 21-member federal cabinet, including 16 ministers and five advisers, which will be sworn-in tomorrow (Monday) at the Presidency.

According to an announcement made by the Prime Minister Office (PMO), Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be the foreign minister, Pervaiz Khattak will be defence minister, while Fawad Chaudhry has been made information and broadcasting minister.

Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has been assigned the portfolio of information technology and telecommunications, Barrister Farough Nasim will be minister for law and justice. Dr Fehmida Mirza will be minister for inter-provincial coordination, Zubaida Jalal has been given the portfolio of defence production, Chaudhry Tariq Bashir Cheema will be minister for Safron and Sheikh Rashid Ahmad will get railways ministry. Asad Umar will be minister for finance and Dr Shireen Mazari will be minister for human rights. Imran Khan will keep the interior ministry, Maulana Nurul Haq Qadri will be minister for religious affairs and Ghulam Sarwar will be minister for petroleum division.

Complete list is as follows:

Fedeal Ministers:

Ministry of Defence: Pervez Khattak

Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony: Noorul Haq Qadri

States and Frontier Regions: Chaudhry Tariq Bashir Cheema

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs: Asad Umer

Ministry of Railways: Sheikh Rashid Ahmed

Inter-Provincial Coordination: Fehmida Mirza

Information Technology and Telecommunication: Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui

Federal Education and Professional Training; National History and Literary Heritage Division: Shafqat Mahmood

Water Resources Ministry: Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar

Law and Justice: Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem

Human Rights: Dr Shireen Mazari

Petroleum Division: Ghulam Sarwar Khan

Defence Production: Zubaida Jalal

Information and Broadcasting Division: Fawad Chaudhry

National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination: Aamir Mehmood Kiyani

Advisers:

Establishment Division: Mohammad Shehzad Arbab

Commerce, Textile, Industry & Production and Investment: Abdul Razak Dawood

Institutional Reforms and Austerity: Ishrat Hussain

Climate Change: Amin Aslam

Parliamentary Affairs: Babar Awan

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