Friday Apr 22 2022

Sharjeel Memon gets portfolio of information minister, replaces Saeed Ghani

Information Minister Sharjeel Memon (left) and Saeed Ghani. — PPI/Online/File
Information Minister Sharjeel Memon (left) and Saeed Ghani. — PPI/Online/File

  • Acting governor Durrani administers oath to Sharjeel Memon.
  • Saeed Ghani retains labour and human resources portfolio.
  • Memon has previously held information minister's portfolio.

KARACHI: PPP leader Sharjeel Memon has been included in the cabinet of the Sindh government after he was appointed as the provincial information minister, a statement in this regard said Friday.

The ex-information minister, Saeed Ghani, will retain his portfolio of labour and human resources, according to the statement from the Services, General Administration, and Coordination Department.

Acting Governor Agha Siraj Durrani administered the oath to the newly-appointed cabinet member as Imran Ismail had resigned from governorship a few days back.

The development comes a day after Memom — who has previously held the portfolio of information minister — was inducted into the cabinet following ex-transport minister Syed Awais Qadir Shah's removal.

The former transport minister was shown the door only a day after he announced that a consignment of over 120 diesel-hybrid buses had started their voyage from two Chinese ports to Karachi.

A provincial minister had to be axed to make room for Memon to rejoin the provincial cabinet, so Shah was shown the door, The News reported, as according to the 18th Constitutional Amendment, the strength of the Sindh cabinet cannot exceed 18.