Cabinet of Pakistan

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The Cabinet of Pakistan is composed and consisted of the most senior and elected officers of the executive branch of the Government of Pakistan. All cabinet secretariats are directed and perform their government administrative operations by people-elected statesmen and officers who are generally designated as "Ministers" of their cabinet secretariats.

The existence of the Cabinet dates back to first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan who appointed the first cabinet of numbers of civil servants and statesmen to assist to advise him and to assist him in carrying out his government duties. The Cabinet federally directs its operations under the powers granted by the Constitution, which is constitutionally established under the Article 81D of the Constitution that granted the existence of the Cabinet.

All Cabinet members are nominated and appointed by people-elected Prime minister, and are sworn with the Prime Minister, by the President to begin their duties and secretariat operations. The Prime Minister directs the government and oversees the government operations and duties of secretariat, with numbers of state ministers and advisers to provide and assist him. The Prime Minister plays an influential role in running the government, which means the Prime minister may dismiss them or reappoint them (to other posts) at will.

In June 2013, a new cabinet was announced by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif; all cabinet officials were from the Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PMLN).[1]}}

The principle federal ministers may be appointed by the President, under the advice of the Prime Minister (which the president must take), under the Article 89 and Article 91. Before entering upon office, a Minister or Minister of State must take an oath with the President. The Article 81D prohibits the federal officials from appointing as Minister if certain official is not elected by the people for state parliament in general elections. Despite the powers granted to President, the Article 92 gives full authority and fully grants powers to Prime Minister to appoint any Ministers, Ministers of State and advisers from amongst the members of Parliament.[2]

Cabinet and cabinet-level officials


Ministry Federal Minister Term Ref
Minister of Finance Ishaq Dar [4][5]
Minister of Defence Khurram Dastagir [6]
Minister of Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif [6]
Minister of Interior Ahsan Iqbal [6]
Minister of Commerce Muhammad Pervaiz
Minister of Railways [[Khawaja saad rafique] [7]
Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Junejo [7]
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Ahmed Sherpoa [7]
Minister of States and Frontier Regions Gen Abdul Qadir Khan [7]
Minister of Communications Raja Farooq
Minister of Housing [[Akram Raja [7]
Minister of Postal Services Maulana Ameer Khan
Ministry of Science and Technology [Daniyal Aziz]]
Minister of Industries and Production Ghulam
Minister of Ports and Shipping Hasil
Minister of Water Resources Syed Shah
Minister ofStatistics [Michael]]
Minister of Education and Training Muhammad Rehman [7]
Minister of Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit-Baltistan Tahir
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Mushahid [6][7]
Minister of Inter Provincial Coordination Riaz Pirzada [7]
Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Pir Shah
Minister of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination Khuwaja Asif
Minister of Narcotics Control Salahuddin Tirmizi
Minister of National Food Security & Research Sikandar Bosan
Minister of Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain
Minister of Law and Justice Zahid
Ministry Minister of State Term Ref
Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Abdul Kanju
Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali
Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha
Minister of State for Inter Provincial Coordination Darshan Punshi
Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions Ghalib
Minister of State for Ports and Shipping Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal
Minister of State for Petroleum [ Kamal Khan]]
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb
[ Ranjha]]
Minister of State for Commerce and Textile Akram Ansari
Minister of State for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Muhammad Amin Ul Hasnat Shah
Minister of State for Industries and Production Arshad Leghari
Minister of State for Communications Muhammad Chaudhry
Muhammad Tallal Chaudry(now change)
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Fazal Chaudhry
Usman Ibrahim


  1. ^ "Chapter 3: Chapter:3 The Federal Government". Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Constitution of Pakistan. "Article 92". Constitution of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 10 November 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  3. ^ (2017-08-04). "New cabinet takes oath: Khawaja Asif foreign minister, Ahsan Iqbal interior minister". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  4. ^ "A 43-member new cabinet sworn in". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "PM Khaqan Abbasi’s 43-member cabinet takes oath today". Pakistan Today. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d "PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s new cabinet finalised". Samaa TV. 3 August 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "46-strong federal cabinet takes oath". Samaa TV. 4 August 2017. 
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