ISLAMABAD: The new federal cabinet of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been finalized by the senior leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
According to details, Mushahid Ullah Khan will be the Environment Minister while Khawaja Asif will be appointed as the Foreign Minister.
Khurram Dastagir will be the new Defence Minister of Pakistan, the portfolio previously held by Khawaja Asif.
Ahsan Iqbal will be the successor to Chaudhry Nisar as he will take oath as the country’s new Interior Minister. Ishaq Dar will resume his responsibilities as the Finance Minister.
Junaid Anwar Chaudhry and Irshad Laghari will also be part of the new cabinet.
The former cabinet stood dissolved after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Panama Papers case for not disclosing 10,000 dirhams which were receivable to him.
Story first published: 3rd August 2017