Rana Sanaullah may become interior minister

Miftah Ismail to look after finance ministry until Ishaq Dar’s return: Khaqan Abbasi may get energy ministry

By: News Desk
Published: 04:07 PM, 15 Apr, 2022
Rana Sanaullah may become interior minister
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held consultations Friday (today) with the leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for the formation of the federal cabinet, reported 24NewsHD TV channel quoting informed sources.

It is learnt that PML-N MNA Rana Sanaullah is likely to be given the portfolio of the interior ministry.

Until the return of former finance minister Ishaq Dar, Miftah Ismail will look after the affairs of the finance ministry.

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is likely to get the portfolio of the ministry of energy and power division.

Consultations on making Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNA Raja Pervaiz Ashraf the National Assembly speaker are also underway.

It is to be noted here that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has also invited the chiefs of all the parties, part of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), to an Iftar dinner at PM House on Friday (tonight) reportedly for expressing gratitude to them to support his election as the prime minister and finalising the names for the federal cabinet.

The names for the federal cabinet are likely to be announced tonight.

It merits a mention here that the united opposition had ousted former prime minister Imran Khan from the office through a vote of no-confidence, electing Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif as Prime Minister.

Cognizant of the situation, the newly-elected prime minister is ready to give due representation to all the parties of the coalition government in the federal cabinet to keep the allies content and loyal.