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PML-N to have 12, PPP seven members in federal cabinet: sources

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (2R) and leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and collation partners of the newly formed government Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui (L) leave after a meeting in Karachi on April 13, 2022. — AFP
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (2R) and leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and collation partners of the newly formed government Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui (L) leave after a meeting in Karachi on April 13, 2022. — AFP

  • JUI-F to get three ministries and a state minister, sources say.
  • MQM-P, BAP, and BNP-M to get two ministries each, sources say.
  • MQM-P will get the governorship of Sindh, PPP Punjab, sources add.


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to add 12 PML-N MNAs to his federal cabinet, while PPP will get seven slots, sources told Geo News Thursday.

PM Shehbaz was sworn in as the prime minister on April 11, following the removal of Imran Khan through a no-confidence motion — making him the first premier to be removed through the democratic process.

Sources further said Raja Pervez Ashraf is the candidate for National Assembly speaker as the office is vacant after Asad Qaiser decided to step down late Saturday, while a JUI-F MNA might become the deputy speaker — as Qasim Suri is also facing a no-confidence motion.

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Meanwhile, apart from the PML-N and PPP members, JUI-F will get three ministries and a state minister portfolio, MQM-P, BAP, and BNP-M will get two ministries each. Independent candidates are also likely to get ministries, sources said.

MQM-P will get the governorship of Sindh, PPP Punjab, JUI-F Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and BNP-M Balochistan, sources said.