Tuesday, May 28, 2013
PM Designate Has Decided The Portfolios Of Federal Cabinet
Prime Minister designate Mian Muhammad Nazaz Sharif has finalized the names of 23-member federal cabinet that will include 10 federal ministers, eight ministers for state and five advisors. Finance will be given to Ishaq Dar, interior ministry to Chaudhary Nisar, Energy( Water, electricity, petroleum and nastural resources to Khawaja Asif, Trade to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, law, justice and parliamentary affairs to Zahid Hamid, railways to Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, foreign affairs to Aghsan Iqbal, while advisor for foreign afairs will be Tariq Fatimi. Zulfiqar Khosa, Parvez Rashid and Mushahid Ullah Khan from senate will be included in the cabinet. Other ministers will include Khawaja Saad Rafique, Sikandar Bosan, Sardar Yousuf, Abdul Qadir Baloch and Javed Ali Shah. Ministers of state will include, Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary minister of state for foreign affairs, Anosha Rahman for law, justice and parliamentary affairs, and Khurram Dastqir minister of state for trade. Prime minister can appoint five advisors, constitutionally that will have the status of federal ministers. Ghaus Ali Shah, Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, and Tariq Fatimi may be appointed as advisors. It is also likely that among the caretaker ministers Malik Habib and Malik Tasadduq may be appointed as advisors. In the cabinet Zulfiqar Khisa, Sikandar Bosan, Javed Ali Shah and eng Balighur Rahman will represnt souther Punjab. According to sources the names of Saad Rafique, Mushahis Ullah Khan and Pasrvez Rashid are being considered for minister of information. There are reservations in the party about Abdul Qadir Baloch for appointing him as interior minister as he has been corp commandar Quetta, Gujranwala and governor Baluchistan during Musharraf era. Having military background it is feared that his stance will be nearer to military views than that to civil idealogy. One ministry each to PML functional and Pakhtun Khaw ASwami party will be given. Jui will be aloted one ministry if it joins government. Sources say that Mushahid Ullah Khan may be given ministry of Port and Shipping because this ministry has always been in Karachi. His name is also considertede for governor Sindh. Anosha Rahman is desirable for ministry of IT but she will be appointed minister for state. Ghaus Ali Shah from Sindh wioll be advisor to prime minister for defence. Shahbaz Sharif will help Khawaja Asdif Khawaja Asif in the affairs of his ministry for energy to solve the energy crisis. It means that Shahba Sharif will be deputy prime minister as well as chiefv minister ofPunjab. Good and nice for the nation. He is a good administrator. He changed the face of Punjab and made Lahore a European city.