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6 more ministers take oath as PM expands his team
By Tariq Butt September 12, 2018
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ISLAMABAD: Six new ministers were sworn in on Tuesday, taking the members of the federal cabinet to 27.

They included Omar Ayub, Ali Haider Zaidi and Ali Muhammad Khan as the federal ministers, and Murad Saeed, Shabbir Ali and Muhammad Hammad Azhar as the ministers of state. President Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath at a ceremony.

Already, there are nine federal ministers, one minister of state, four advisers and three special assistant to the prime minister.

Meanwhile, former Senate chairman Mohammad Mian Soomro refused to become a minister of state and instead demanded to be taken as the full-fledged federal minister. He was not included in the fresh batch.

Soomro had been elected to the National Assembly on the ticket of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) from Jacobabad in the July 25 general elections.

The senior PTI leadership was in contact with Soomro and tried to pacify him but in vain.

Soomro had also acted as the president of Pakistan. He served as the Senate chief for two tenures during Pervez Musharraf’s era. He had joined the PTI just before the parliamentary polls.

Officials say that the federal cabinet will be continued to be expanded keeping in view the requirements and needs of the new government. Prime Minister Imran Khan still holds many portfolios that he would allot to the new ministers, who would be taken in the cabinet later.

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