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 administrative head of Cabinet Division is the Cabinet Secretary, who reports directly to the Prime Minister of Pakistan.[1]

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).[2]}}

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.[3]

Cabinet and cabinet-level officials

Cabinet[4]

Federal ministers
Portfolio Minister Term Ref
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi August 2017 —
Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Rana Afzal August 2017 — November 2017 [5]
Federal Minister of Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Interior
Ministry of Planning and Development
Ahsan Iqbal August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Commerce and Textile Muhammad Pervaiz Malik August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Communications Hafiz Abdul Kareem August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Postal Services Maulana Ameer Zaman August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister for Power Awais Leghari October 2017 — [6]
Federal Minister of Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs Hasil Bizenjo August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Water Resources Syed Javed Ali Shah August 2017 — [7]
Federal Minister of Statistics Kamran Michael August 2017 — [7]
Federal Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Barjees Tahir August 2017 — [7]
Federal Minister of Climate Change Mushahid Ullah Khan August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Pir Sadaruddin Shah August 2017 — [7]
Federal Minister of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Narcotics Control Salahuddin Tirmizi August 2017 — [7]
Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan August 2017 — [7]
Federal Minister of Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain August 2017 — [5]
Federal Minister of Law and Justice Zahid Hamid August 2017 — November 2017 [5]
Federal Minister for Privatisation Daniyal Aziz August 2017 — [8]
Federal Minister for Human Rights Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar August 2017 — [8]
Ministers of State
Portfolio Minister Term Ref
Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju August 2017 — [7]
Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali August 2017 — [7]
Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman August 2017 — [7]
Minister of State for Inter-Provincial Coordination Darshan Punshi August 2017 — [7]
Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions Ghalib Khan August 2017 — [7]
Minister of State for Maritime Affairs Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal August 2017 — [7]
Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal Khan August 2017 — [7]
Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb August 2017 — [5]
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha October 2017 [6]
Minister of State for Commerce and Textile Akram Ansari August 2017 — [7]
Minister of State for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Muhammad Amin Ul Hasnat Shah August 2017 — [7]
Minister of State for Industries and Production Arshad Khan Leghari August 2017 — [7]
Minister of State for Communications Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhry August 2017 — [7]
Minister of State for Interior Affairs Muhammad Tallal Chaudry August 2017 — [6]
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Tariq Fazal Chaudhry August 2017 — [5]
Minister of State for Human Rights Usman Ibrahim August 2017 — [6]
Minister of State for National Food Security and Research Syed Ayaz Ali Shah Sheerazi August 2017 — [6]
Minister of State for Science and Technology Mir Dostain Khan Domki August 2017 —

References

  1. ^ http://cabinet.gov.pk/
  2. ^ "Chapter 3: Chapter:3 The Federal Government". Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Constitution of Pakistan. "Article 92". Constitution of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 10 November 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Dawn.com (2017-08-04). "New cabinet takes oath: Khawaja Asif foreign minister, Ahsan Iqbal interior minister". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Raza, Syed Irfan (5 August 2017). "PM Abbasi's bloated cabinet sworn in". Dawn. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Bloated cabinet: Influential ministers with powerless underlings - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 25 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Portfolios of federal, state ministers". www.thenews.com.pk. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (11 August 2017). "Four more inducted into federal cabinet". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
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