LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Governor Punjab Baligh-ur-Rehman today administered oath to 21 PTI provincial ministers, who will become part of new chief minister Pervez Elahi’s cabinet.
Punjab Ministers oath-taking ceremony was organised at the Governor’s House in Lahore on Saturday. Interestingly, not a single MPA of Q-League was appointed as a minister, which has stunned political analysts in the country and abroad.
PTI leaders Murad Ras, Yasmin Rashid, Muhammad Mohsin Khan Leghari, Raja Basharat, Khurram Shahzad Virk, and others have been included in the cabinet.
Punjab chief minister Pervez Elahi Congratulated the newly inducted ministers.
“It is hoped that the provincial ministers will work day and night to serve the people and meet the expectations of the people of Punjab.”
He advised them to spare no effort in serving the masses as the focus of the government is the welfare of the poor people. They will take all possible measures to give relief to the common man, Elahi said.
Meet the new Punjab cabinet members
|1||Muhammad Mohsin Leghari||Finance|
|2||Muhammad Taimoor Khan||Youth Affairs and Spots/Culture|
|3||Muhammad Raja Basharat||Cooperative/Public Prosecution|
|4||Raja Yasir Humayun||Higher Education/Punjab Information Technology Board|
|5||Ansar Majeed Khan Niazi||Labour and Human Resource|
|6||Muhammad Muneeb Sultan Cheema||Transport|
|7||Shahab-ud-Din Khan Sehar||Livestock and Dairy Development|
|8||Murad Ras||School Education|
|9||Yasmin Rashid||Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education/Primary and Secondary Health|
|10||Khurram Shahzad Virk||Law and Parliamentary Affairs|
|11||Col (R) Muhammad Hashim Dogar||Prisons/Home|
|12||Sadar Muhammad Asif Nakai||Excise, Taxation, and Narcotics Control|
|13||Ali Afzal Sahi||Communications and Works|
|14||Nawabzada Mansoor Ahmed Khan||Revenue|
|15||Syed Hussain Jahanain Gardezi||Agriculture|
|16||Ghazanfar Abbas Cheema||Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal|
|17||Muhammad Latif Nazir||Mines and Minerals|
|18||Sardar Husnain Bahardar Dreshak||Food/Energy|
|19||Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed||Local Government and Community Development|
|20||Mian Muhammad Aslam Iqbal||Housing, Urban Development, and Public Health Engineering/ Industries, Commerce Investment, and Skills Development Department|
|21||Syed Abbas Ali Shah||Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Department|