Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar excuses becoming state minister.

Islamabad -- Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) leader Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar on Tuesday excused from becoming minister of state due to personal reasons and to keep his focus on his responsibilities regarding the upcoming elections.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif s 34-member cabinet took oath today. Chairman Senate and Acting President Sadiq Sanjarani administered oath from the new cabinet due to illness of President Dr Arif Alvi.

The PML-N has 13 federal ministers, two ministers of state and one cabinet adviser, while the PPP has nine federal ministers, two ministers of state and one cabinet adviser.

Four federal ministers of JUI-F, two federal ministers of MQM, one each of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Jamhoori Watan Party and one federal minister of PML-Q have been given portfolios in the cabinet.

Rana Sanaullah has been given the...

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