Pakistan’s new prime minister, Shebaz Sharif, is likely to make a cabinet decision tonight after his first day in office, with speculation that he wants Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Billawal Butt Zardari to be foreign minister. ing.
Top sources told News18 that Butt Zardari may not be ready to accept the cabinet’s berth, but the foreign minister’s post is likely to be given to one of the PPP members.
According to media reports, on the issue of Butt Zardari, the PPP is divided and helps to gain experience in international affairs, as one camp within the party wants him to join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ..
Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) President Lana Sanaura is likely to be the Minister of Interior, and Mariam Aurangzeb could be the next Minister of Information Broadcasting, sources said. ..
Khawaja Muhammad Asif, who was Pakistan’s Foreign Minister in 2017, may be appointed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Defense.
Miftah Ismail, who served as Finance Minister in 2018, may be responsible for economic issues in Sharif’s new cabinet, which may have 35-40 members. Muhammad Zubair is expected to become the Federal Minister of Privatization.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of PML-N could acquire the oil and energy sector, Khawaja Saad could acquire the railroad, and Azam Nazir Tarar could become the Minister of Justice.
The Muttahida Kaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), a former ally of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Terek y Insaf (PTI), may be given information technology and the Ministry of Ports and Shipping.
In short, PML-N will be a majority of the cabinet with 12 ministers, and Sherry Rehman, Kurseed Shah, Naveed Qamar, Shazia Marie, and Kamal Zaman Kaila are candidates for Butt Zardari’s PPP. There is a high possibility of acquiring seven ministries and agencies. Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) has 4 provinces, MQM-P has 2 provinces, Balochistan National Party (Mengal), Awami National Party, Jamhoori Wattan Party, and Balochistan Awami Party each have 1 province.
PPP leader Yousuf Raza Gilani is likely to be the Speaker of the Senate, and Shazia Murree is expected to serve as Speaker of the Parliament.
Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman is likely to become Pakistan’s president in the next few days, sources have hinted.
JUI-F has requested the post of Governor Balochistan or Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but MQM-P wants Governor Sindh to come from their party. The Governor of Punjab is most likely to be selected from PPP.
Dawn reported that Sharif had convened an emergency meeting of economic experts to discuss Pakistan’s current financial crisis and was given data on national balances and budget deficits.
Earlier that day, Sharif thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his wishes and said Pakistan “wants” a peaceful and cooperative relationship with India.
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