Mulk’s Six-member caretaker federal cabinet sworn in

Islamabad Politics Report/Moazzam Raza Tabassam:  Caretaker prime minister Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk-appointed  6-member Federal Cabinet took oath on Tuseday, two women are also included in the caretaker cabinet.

President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the six-member interim cabinet.

Those who took oath today include Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Mrs. Roshan Khurshid, Barrister Ali Zafar, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Azam Khan and Muhammad Yousaf Sheikh.

The ceremony was attended, among others, by Caretaker Prime Minister retired Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk.

Haroon has been given the portfolio of foreign ministry and National Security Division along with the additional portfolio of Ministry of Defence. Akhtar has been appointed finance minister and planning minister in the caretaker setup.

Azam Khan has been given the portfolio of Ministry of Interior, while Yusuf Shaikh has been made minister of education, as per a notification.

Among the newly-inducted cabinet members, Ali Zafar has been given the portfolio of Ministry of Law and Justice as well as Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and ministry of information.

Meanwhile, Roshan Khursheed will serve as minister of human rights and minster of states and frontier regions along with minister of Kashmir affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan in the caretaker setup, according to the notification.

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