ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday administered oath to Shehryar Afridi as State Minister for Interior here at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

Party leaders and officials of interior ministry were present at the ceremony. Shehryar Afridi is Member of National Assembly from Kohat. Afridi has been attending security meetings for the past few days after his nomination as state minister by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Citing the critical nature of internal security and PTI’s agenda of anti-corruption, the prime minister has kept the portfolio of interior with himself.