Cabinet gets its 77th member amid cost-cutting.

ISLAMABAD -- As the government scrambles to save every penny and introduce cost-cutting measures, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif added another special assistant to his cabinet.

The already hefty cabinet has now swelled to 77 with the induction of Fahd Haroon who was appointed special assAiAstant to the prime minister.

'The Prime Minister ... has been pleased to appoint Mr. Fahd Haroon, as Special Assistant to the Prime MiniAster with the status of MinAister of State, with immediate effect,' reads a notification issued by the cabinet division.

Mr Haroon, a prominent media personality, has the distinction to work with two rivals: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan DemAocratic Movement (PDM).

He was appointed former prime minister Imran Khan's focal person for information in March 2020. In Dec 2022, he was appointed Sindh chief minister's special assistant for media affairs.

Mr Haroon has also served in important...

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