16-member caretaker federal cabinet takes oath

Senator Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti, Jalil Abbas Jilani, Shamshad Akhtar, Lt. General (R) Anwar Ali Hyder and Murtaza Solangi among ministers.

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday administered the oath of office to members of the newly appointed 16-member caretaker federal cabinet.

The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr that was attended by Interim Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, politicians and prominent figures from different sectors.

The ceremony started with the national anthem before the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.

  1. Senator Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti — Interior/ Overseas Pakistanis/ NARCO
  2. Jalil Abbas Jilani — Foreign Affairs
  3. Shamshad Akhtar — Finance and Revenue / Economic Affairs /Statistics/ Privatization
  4. Lt General (retd) Anwar Ali Hyder — Defence/ Defence Production/ Aviation
  5. Murtaza Solangi — Information and Broadcasting
  6. Sami Saeed — Planning Development
  7. Shahid Ashraf Tarar — Communication (Railways/ Postal Services/ Ports/ Maritime Affairs)
  8. Ahmad Irfan Aslam — Law and Justice / National Resources / Climate Change and Water
  9. Muhammad Ali — Energy and Power / Petroleum
  10. Gohar Ejaz — Commerce/ Textile / Industries / Production
  11. Umar Saif — Information Technology and Telecommunication /Science and Technology
  12. Nadeem Jan — National Health Services, Regulation and Control
  13. Khalil George — National Health Services, Regulation and Control
  14. Aneeq Ahmad — Religious Affairs/ Hajj/ Interfaith Harmony
  15. Jamal Shah — National Heritage and Culture
  16. Madad Ali Sindhi — Federal Education / National Harmony / Youth Affairs

Advisers to PM

  1. Air Marshal (retd) Farhat Hussain Khan — Aviation
  2. Ahad Khan Cheema — Establishment
  3. Waqar Masood Khan — Finance

Special Advisors

  1. Mishal Hussain Malik — Human Rights / Women Empowerment
  2. Jawad Sohrab Malik — Overseas
  3. Vice Admiral (retd) Iftikhar Rao — Maritime Affairs
  4. Wasih Shah — Tourism
  5. Dr Jehanzeb Khan — Govt Effectiveness / SIFC Syeda Arifa Zehra — Education and National Harmony Affairs

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