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Governor Punjab administers oath to 21 PTI Ministers, not a single MPA of Q-League appointed as minister

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 

1Muhammad Mohsin LeghariFinance
2Muhammad Taimoor Khan Youth Affairs and Spots/Culture
3Muhammad Raja Basharat Cooperative/Public Prosecution
4Raja Yasir Humayun Higher Education/Punjab Information Technology Board
5Ansar Majeed Khan NiaziLabour and Human Resource
6Muhammad Muneeb Sultan CheemaTransport
7Shahab-ud-Din Khan SeharLivestock and Dairy Development
8Murad RasSchool Education
9Yasmin RashidSpecialised Healthcare and Medical Education/Primary and Secondary Health
10Khurram Shahzad VirkLaw and Parliamentary Affairs
11Col (R) Muhammad Hashim DogarPrisons/Home
12Sadar Muhammad Asif NakaiExcise, Taxation, and Narcotics Control
13Ali Afzal SahiCommunications and Works
14Nawabzada Mansoor Ahmed KhanRevenue
15Syed Hussain Jahanain GardeziAgriculture
16Ghazanfar Abbas CheemaSocial Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal
17Muhammad Latif Nazir Mines and Minerals
18Sardar Husnain Bahardar DreshakFood/Energy
19Mian Mehmood-ur-RasheedLocal Government and Community Development 
20Mian Muhammad Aslam IqbalHousing, Urban Development, and Public Health Engineering/ Industries, Commerce Investment, and Skills Development Department
21Syed Abbas Ali ShahForestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Department 

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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