Third Nawaz Sharif ministry

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Third Nawaz Sharif ministry
Date formed7 June 2013[1]
Date dissolved28 July 2017[2]
People and organisations
Head of stateAsif Ali Zardari (2013)
Mamnoon Hussain
Head of governmentNawaz Sharif
Member party  Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Status in legislatureSenators
16 / 100 (16%)
National Assembly
190 / 342 (56%)
Opposition party  Pakistan Peoples Party
Opposition leaderKhurshid Shah
Incoming formationGovernment formation
PredecessorKhoso caretaker ministry
SuccessorAbbasi Ministry

The third Nawaz Sharif ministry was formed at noon PKT on 5 June 2013 when Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif became the prime minister of Pakistan for the third time. Sharif successfully led the right-of-centre and conservative PML-N to acquire a simple majority.[3] in the 2013 general election against the leftist Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the centrist Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The cabinet was automatically dissolved on 28 July 2017[2] after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified and removed from the office of Prime Minister when the Supreme Court declared him guilty of not being truthful and honest.[4]

Government formation[edit]

Following the 2013 general election, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) won a plurality of seats in the National Assembly through a simple majority, after failing to secure an overall two-thirds majority.[3] In order to form a government, the PML-N joined in coalition with the Pakistan Muslim League (F) (PML-F) and the National Peoples Party (NPP).[5]


Ministry Federal Minister Term
Minister of Finance Ishaq Dar
Minister of Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif
Minister of Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif
Minister of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid 2013–2016
Minister of Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi
Minister of Interior and Narcotics Control Nisar Ali Khan
Minister of National Food Security and Research Sikandar Bosan
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
Minister of Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal
Minister of Human Rights Kamran Michael
Minister of Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique
Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf
Minister of States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch
Minister of Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan
Minister of Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain
Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Pir Sadaruddin Shah
Ministry of Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani
Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Barjees Tahir
Minister of Law and Justice Zahid Hamid
Pervaiz Rashid
Zahid Hamid
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed 2016–2017
Minister of Ports and Shipping Kamran Michael
Hasil Bizenjo
2016 – 2017
Minister of Inter Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada
Minister of Science and Technology Zahid Hamid
Rana Tanveer Hussain
2014 – 2017
Minister of States Cabinet-level Ministers
No Portfolio Usman Ibrahim 2015–2017
Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training
and Minister of State for Interior and Narcotics Control
Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division Usman Ibrahim
Tariq Fazal Chaudhry
Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb 2016–2017
Minister of State for National Health Services Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar
Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources Jam Kamal Khan
Minister of State for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Shaykh Muhammad Amin al-Hasanat Shah
Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali
Minister of State for Science and Technology Khurram Dastgir Khan 2013–2014
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed 2013–2016
Minister of Climate Change Zahid Hamid 2015–2017
Minister of State for Housing and Works Usman Ibrahim 2013–2014
Minister of State for Railways Abdul Hakeem Baloch 2013–2014
Cabinet-level appointments Appointees/Advisers
Advisor to Prime Minister on Foregin Affairs Sartaj Aziz 2013-2017
Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security 2013-2015
Nasser Janjua 2015-2017
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Aviation Shujaat Azeem
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (Ministry) Sanaullah Zehri
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (Minister of State) Tariq Fatemi
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Investment Miftah Ismail
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Law and Justice Ashtar Ausaf Ali


Major initiatives and actions[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved". Daily Pakistan Global. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b Hussain, Zahid (24 May 2013). "Pakistan's new era under Sharif". China Daily. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  4. ^ News, SAMAA (28 July 2017). "Cabinet automatically dissolved following Nawaz Sharif's disqualification". SAMAA TV. Retrieved 28 July 2017. {{cite news}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  5. ^ Press Trust of India (11 June 2013). "Nawaz Sharif's cabinet takes oath". India TV News. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  6. ^ Prime Minister's Office (27 November 2013). "PM appoints Rashid Mehmood CJCSC, Raheel Sharif COAS" (Press release). Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  7. ^ "JUI-F represented: Three new ministers take oath". The Express Tribune. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  8. ^ Raza, Syed Irfan (17 January 2014). "President swears in new ministers". Dawn. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz replaced by ex-General Nasser Khan Janjua". dna. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2018.