First Nawaz Sharif ministry
Cabinet of Pakistan
|Date formed||9 November 1990|
|Date dissolved||18 April 1993|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Ghulam Ishaq Khan|
|Head of government||Nawaz Sharif|
|Total no. of members||18|
|Member party||Islami Jamhoori Ittehad|
|Status in legislature||Simple majority|
|Opposition party||Pakistan Peoples Party|
|Election(s)||1990 general election|
|Outgoing election||1993 general election|
|Incoming formation||Jatoi caretaker|
|Outgoing formation||Mazari caretaker|
First ministry and term
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The first Nawaz Sharif ministry under prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sworn into office on 9 November 1990, after the nine-party Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) unanimously nominated him the government head.
Sharif's 18-member cabinet was one of the smallest in the country's history, especially compared to the record 58-member cabinet of his ousted predecessor Benazir Bhutto. Sharif insisted on bringing nearly a dozen politicians with links to Gen Zia-ul-Haq.
Amongst the 18 members initially selected for the cabinet, nine were from Punjab, two from the Islamabad Capital Territory, six from Sindh and one from Balochistan. The cabinet was later expanded to include representation from the North-West Frontier Province Although being a member of the IJI alliance, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) members declined to participate in Nawaz Sharif’s cabinet.
- 9 March 1991 – Chaudhry Amir Hussain is appointed as the state minister for the Ministry of Law for the second time.
- April 1991 – Akram Zaki is made the acting federal minister for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- 10 September 1991
- Syed Ghous Ali Shah is appointed as the federal minister for the Ministry of Defence.
- The prime minister retains the authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and appoints Siddiq Khan Kanju as the state minister for the ministry.
- *Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor is appointed as the federal minister for the Ministry of Law.
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- "9-Party Coalition Picks Ex-Punjab Leader to Be Pakistan's Next Premier". Los Angeles Times. Reuters. 2 November 1990. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
- Blood 1995, p. 231
- "Interview with Qazi Hussain", Takbir, p. 26, 31 January 1991 in Nasr 1994 – "Qazi Hussain [had asserted] that no concrete offers were forthcoming from the new government either."
- "Pakistan: Ministries, etc". List of rulers by country. Rulers. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- Blood, Peter R, ed. (1995). Pakistan: a Country Study (6 ed.). Washington, DC: Library of Congress. ISBN 0844408344. ISSN 1057-5294.
- Nasr, Seyed Vali Reza (1994). The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: the Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.