Cabinet of Pakistan

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Shehbaz Sharif ministry
Flag of Pakistan.svg
2022-present
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People and organisations
Head of governmentShehbaz Sharif
Member party  Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Coalition Partners:
PPP
MMA
MQM-P
BAP
BNP-M
PML-Q
JWP
Confidence and supply:
ANP
Independent
Status in legislatureNational Assembly
Coalition government
174 / 342 (51%)
Opposition party  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Opposition leaderRaja Riaz Ahmad Khan
History
Election(s)2018
PredecessorImran Khan ministry

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]

Cabinet[edit]

Federal Ministers[edit]

Federal Ministers
Portfolio Name Party Assumed office Left office
Prime Minister

All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.

Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif PMLN 11 April 2022 Incumbent
Minister of Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives

Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Interior

Rana Sanaullah Khan PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training

Rana Tanveer Hussain PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent
Minister of Information & Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Railways and Aviation

Khawaja Saad Rafique PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Finance and Revenue

Miftah Ismail PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Law and Justice

Azam Nazeer Tarar PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Economic Affairs

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Power

Khurram Dastgir Khan PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Human Rights

Riaz Hussain Pirzada PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

Murtaza Javed Abbasi PMLN 19 April 2022 Incumbent
Federal Minister Mian Javed Latif PMLN 22 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Water Resources

Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah PPP 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Commerce

Syed Naveed Qamar PPP 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Climate Change

Sherry Rehman PPP 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination

Abdul Qadir Patel PPP 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety

Shazia Atta Marri PPP 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Industries & Production

Makhdoom Syed Murtaza Mehmood PPP 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development

Sajid Hussain Turi PPP 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Inter Provincial Coordination

Ehsan ur Rehman Mazari PPP 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Privatization

Abid Hussain Bhayo PPP 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari PPP 27 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Communications

Maulana Asad Mehmood MMA 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Housing and Works

Maulana Abdul Wasay MMA 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony

Mufti Abdul Shakoor MMA 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of States and Frontier Regions

Muhammad Talha Mahmood MMA 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication

Syed Aminul Haque MQM-P 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Maritime Affairs

Faisal Subzwari MQM-P 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Defence Production

Muhammad Israr Tareen BAP 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Narcotics Control

Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti JWP 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of National Food Security and Research

Tariq Bashir Cheema PMLQ 19 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister for Board of Investment

Chaudhry Salik Hussain PMLQ 22 April 2022 Incumbent

Minister of Science and Technology

Agha Hassan Baloch BNPM 22 April 2022 Incumbent

Advisors[edit]

Advisors to the Prime Minister
Name Party Portfolio Status Assumed office Left office
Qamar Zaman Kaira PPP Kashmir Affairs And Gilgit-Baltistan Federal Minister 19 April 2022 Incumbent
Amir Muqam PMLN Political and Public Affairs Federal Minister 19 April 2022 Incumbent
Aun Chaudhry Independent Tourism and sports Federal Minister 19 April 2022 Incumbent
Ahad Cheema PMLN Advisor for Establishment Federal Minister 9 June 2022 Incumbent

Special Assistants[edit]

Special Assistants to the Prime Minister
Name Party Portfolio Status Assumed office Left office
Syed Fahd Husain Technocrat Public Policy & Strategic Communications Federal Minister 13 May 2022 Incumbent
Tariq Fatemi PMLN Foreign Affairs Minister of state 20 April 2022 Incumbent
Hanif Abbasi PMLN Federal Minister 27 April 2022 2 June 2022
Attaullah Tarar PMLN Narcotics control 27 July 2022 Incumbent
Muhammed Sadiq Technocrat Special Representative for Afghanistan Minister of State 27 April 2022 Incumbent

References[edit]

  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". cabinet.gov.pk.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091110133919/http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/part3.ch3.notes.html#81D 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" – via www.reuters.com.
  6. ^ "Chapter 3: Chapter:3 The Federal Government". Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  7. ^ "PM Shehbaz Sharif's 37-member cabinet takes oath". Dawn. 19 April 2022.
  8. ^ "President Alvi administers oath to 4 new members of PM Shehbaz's cabinet". Dawn. 22 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Bilawal takes oath as federal minister". Dawn. 27 April 2022.

List of previous Cabinets[edit]

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