37-Member Punjab Cabinet Takes Oath.

LAHORE -- A 37-member Punjab cabinet composed mostly of the former ministers of the then chief minister Shehbaz Sharif took oath late Sunday night at the Governor House here.

Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman administered the oath to the provincial ministers. Chief Secretary Punjab Kamran Ali Afzal read out the notification regarding the appointment.

Among the ministers who have been included in the Hamza Shahbaz cabinet are also the three new members elected in the recent by-elections. They include Malik Asad Khokar, Sibtain Raza and Fida Hussain Wattoo. Three independent members including Bilal Asghar Waraich, Qasim Abbas Langah and Ahmed Ali Aulakh have also been included in the cabinet.

Two ministers, Syed Hasan Murtaza and Syed Ali Haider Gilani, have been taken from the PPP. Two women ministers, Azma Zahid Bukhari and Saba Sadiq are also part of the new cabinet.

Other ministers include former Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Maher Ijaz Ahmad Achlana, Siddique Khan Baloch, Kazim Ali Pirzada, Chaudhry Shafiq, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Mian Yawar Zaman, Colonel (retd) Ayub Gadhi, Chaudhry Iqbal Gujjar, Muhammad Manshaullah Butt, Tanveer Aslam Malik, Jahangir Khanzada, Rana Mashhood Ahmed, Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, Khawaja Imran Nazir, Bilal Yasin, Malik Saiful Mulok Khokhar, Rana Ejaz Noon, Khalil Tahir Sindhu, Colonel (Rtd) Rana Muhammad Tariq, Ghulam Qasim Hanjara, Zaheer Iqbal Channar, Zeeshan Rafiq, Sania Ashiq, , Rana Liaquat, Ashraf Ansari and Imran Khalid Butt.

Of these, Kazim...

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