The Abbasi ministry was formed by Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on 4 August 2017 to begin a new government following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif from the post of Prime Minister of Pakistan until end May 2018 when justice Nasirul Mulk take oath as new caretaker prime minister.[1][2] The ministry, a Pakistan Muslim League (N) majority government, succeeded the third Sharif ministry, which was formed following the 2013 general election[3] and had dissolved in the July 2017 after Nawaz Sharif was disqualification by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to hold the office of Prime Minister.[4][5]

Abbasi ministry
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Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad, Pakistan - 2017 (37852998846).jpg
Prime Minister Abbasi with his three federal ministers
Date formed4 August 2017
Date dissolved31 May 2018
People and organisations
Head of stateMamnoon Hussain
Head of governmentShahid Khaqan Abbasi
Member partyPML–N JUI–F PML–F NPP NP
Status in legislatureMajority
Opposition partyPakistan Peoples Party
Opposition leaderSyed Khurshid Ahmed Shah
History
Legislature term(s)14th Parliament of Pakistan
PredecessorThird Sharif ministry
SuccessorMulk caretaker ministry

CabinetEdit

Federal ministers
Portfolio Minister Term Ref
Prime Minister
Federal Minister of Energy
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi August 2017 — May 2018
Federal Minister of Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Ishaq Dar August 2017 — November 2017 [6]
Miftah Ismail December 2017 — May 2018
Federal Minister of Defence
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs
Khurram Dastgir Khan August 2017 — May 2018
May 2018
[6]
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif August 2017 — April 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Interior
Federal Minister of Planning and Development
Ahsan Iqbal August 2017 — May 2018
September 2017 — May 2018
[6]
Federal Minister of Commerce and Textile Muhammad Pervaiz Malik August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Communications Hafiz Abdul Kareem August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Postal Services Maulana Ameer Zaman August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister for Power Awais Leghari October 2017 — May 2018 [7]
Federal Minister of Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs Hasil Bizenjo August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Water Resources Syed Javed Ali Shah August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Federal Minister of Statistics Kamran Michael August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Federal Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Barjees Tahir August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Federal Minister of Climate Change Mushahid Ullah Khan August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Pir Sadaruddin Shah August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Federal Minister of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Federal Minister of Narcotics Control Salahuddin Tirmizi August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Federal Minister of National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Federal Minister of Defence Production
Federal Minister of Science and Technology
Rana Tanveer Hussain August 2017 — May 2018
November 2017 — May 2018
[6]
Federal Minister of Law and Justice Zahid Hamid August 2017 — November 2017 [6]
Zafarullah Khan November 2017 — May 2018
Federal Minister for Privatisation Daniyal Aziz August 2017 — May 2018 [9]
Federal Minister for Human Rights Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar August 2017 — May 2018 [9]
Ministers of State
Portfolio Minister Term Ref
Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Abdul Rehman Khan Kanju August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Minister of State for Inter-Provincial Coordination Darshan Punshi August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions Ghalib Khan August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Minister of State for Maritime Affairs Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal Khan August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha October 2017- May 2018 [7]
Minister of State for Commerce and Textile Akram Ansari August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Minister of State for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Muhammad Amin Ul Hasnat Shah August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Minister of State for Industries and Production Arshad Khan Leghari August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Minister of State for Communications Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhry August 2017 — May 2018 [8]
Minister of State for Interior Affairs Muhammad Tallal Chaudry August 2017 — May 2018 [7]
Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Tariq Fazal Chaudhry August 2017 — May 2018 [6]
Minister of State for Human Rights Usman Ibrahim August 2017 — May 2018 [7]
Minister of State for National Food Security and Research Syed Ayaz Ali Shah Sheerazi August 2017 — May 2018 [7]
Minister of State for Science and Technology Mir Dostain Khan Domki August 2017 — May 2018
Minister of State for Finance Rana Afzal Khan December 2017 — May 2018

ReferencesEdit

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