Cabinet of Pakistan

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The Cabinet of Pakistan (Urdu: کابینہ پاکستان, Kābīnā-e-Pākistān) is a formal body composed of senior government officials chosen and led by the Prime Minister.[1] All cabinet members sworn in are designated Minister and are seated at their respective ministries located in the Pakistan Secretariat.

The Cabinet Secretary of Pakistan serves as the administrative head of the Cabinet Division and reports directly to the Prime Minister.[2] According to the Constitution of Pakistan, the Prime Minister may dismiss members of the cabinet, but must do so in writing, and new appointees must again be approved by the Parliament. The cabinet meets weekly in Islamabad. The cabinet is granted constitutional power under Article 81D of the Constitution of Pakistan.[3] The existence of the cabinet dates back to Prime Minister Liaqat Ali Khan, who appointed civil servants and statesmen to his first cabinet. On April 10, 2022, Shehbaz Sharif's ministry was formed after Sharif was elected as Prime Minister by the National Assembly of Pakistan.[4][5]

Constitutional powers[edit]

There shall be a Cabinet of Ministers, with the Prime Minister at its head, to aid and advise the President in the exercise of his functions. The Cabinet, together with the Ministers of State, shall be collectively responsible to the Senate and the National Assembly. A Minister who for any period of six consecutive months is not a member of the National Assembly shall, at the expiration of that period, cease to be a Minister and shall not before the dissolution of that Assembly be again appointed a Minister unless he is elected a member of that Assembly: Provided that nothing in this clause shall apply to a Minister who is a member of the Senate. Provided that the number of Federal Ministers and Ministers of State who are members of the Senate shall not at any time exceed one-fourth of the number of Federal Ministers

— Article 81C-96D: The Federation of Pakistan; Part-III, Chapter 3: Federal Government, The Constitution of Pakistan[6]


Federal Ministers[edit]

Portfolio Minister Term
Prime Minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar 14 August 2023 - present
Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Shamshad Akhtar 17 August 2023 - present
Foreign Affairs Jalil Abbas Jilani
Defence, Defence Production Anwar Ali Hyder
Interior, Norotics Control, Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sarfraz Bugti
Commerce, Industries and Production Gohar Ejaz
Law, Climate Change, Water Resources Ahmad Irfan Aslam
Human Rights Khalil Francis
Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Sami Saeed
Communications, Maritime Affairs, Railways Shahid Ashraf Tarar
Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi
Power and Petroleum Muhammad Ali
Federal Education and Professional Training Madad Ali Sindhi
National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Nadeem Jan
Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Aneeq Ahmad
Information Technology and Telecommunication, Science and Technology Umar Saif
National Heritage and Culture Jamal Shah
National Food Security & Research Kauser Abdullah Malik 11 September 2023[7] - present
Privatisation Fawad Hasan Fawad 16 September 2023[8] - present


Portfolio Minister Term
Aviation Farhat Hussain Khan 17 August 2023 - present
Establishment Ahad Cheema
Finance Waqar Masood Khan

Special Assistants to the Prime Minister[edit]

Portfolio Minister Term
Human Rights, Women Empowerment Mushaal Mullick 17 August 2023 - present
Overseas Jawad Sohrab Malik
Maritime Affairs Iftikhar Rao
Tourism Wasi Shah
Government Effectiveness Jehanzeb Khan
Education, National Harmony Arfa Sayeda Zehra


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Home Page".
  3. ^ Article 81D
  4. ^ "Pakistan to Vote in New PM as Ousted Khan Rallies Supporters". Bloomberg News. 11 April 2022.
  5. ^ Shahzad, Asif; Hassan, Syed Raza (11 April 2022). "Political change in Pakistan as Shehbaz Sharif seeks to become PM". Reuters – via
  6. ^ "Chapter 3: Chapter:3 The Federal Government". Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Dr. Kausar Abdullah Malik takes oath as Caretaker Federal Minister". Radio Pakistan. 11 September 2023. Retrieved 12 September 2023.
  8. ^ "Fawad appointed Privatization Minister". Pakistan Observer (newspaper). 11 September 2023. Retrieved 17 September 2023.