The Cabinet of Pakistan (Urdu: کابینہِ پاکستان, Kābīnā-e-Pākistān) is a formal body composed of senior government officials chosen and led by the Prime Minister.[1] All cabinet members sworn in are designated Minister and are seated at their respective ministries located in the Pakistan Secretariat.

Cabinet of Pakistan
کابینہِ پاکستان
Agency overview
Formed14 August 1947; 76 years ago (1947-08-14)
Typehighest executive body of the federal government
JurisdictionGovernment of Pakistan
Agency executive
Child agency
  • Ministries of the Government of Pakistan

The Cabinet Secretary of Pakistan serves as the administrative head of the Cabinet Division and reports directly to the Prime Minister.[2] According to the Constitution of Pakistan, the Prime Minister may dismiss members of the cabinet, but must do so in writing, and new appointees must again be approved by the Parliament. The cabinet meets weekly in Islamabad. The cabinet is granted constitutional power under Article 81D of the Constitution of Pakistan.[3] The existence of the cabinet dates back to Prime Minister Liaqat Ali Khan, who appointed civil servants and statesmen to his first cabinet. On April 10, 2022, Shehbaz Sharif's ministry was formed after Sharif was elected as Prime Minister by the National Assembly of Pakistan.[4][5]

Current cabinet edit

Federal Ministers edit

Federal Ministers
Name Portfolio Party Citation
1 Khawaja Asif ● Federal Minister of Defence

● Federal Minister of Defence Production

● Federal Minister of Aviation

PML(N) [6]
2 Ishaq Dar ● Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs PML(N)
3 Ahsan Iqbal ● Federal Minister of Planning Development & Special Initiatives

● Federal Minister of Inter Provincial Coordination

4 Rana Tanveer Hussain ● Federal Minister of Industries and Production

● Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research

5 Azam Nazeer Tarar ● Federal Minister for Law and Justice

● Federal Minister for Human Rights

● Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

6 Chaudhry Salik Hussain ● Federal Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Resources Development

●Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony

7 Aleem Khan ● Federal Minister of Privatization

● Federal Minister for the Board of Investment

● Federal Minister for Communication

8 Jam Kamal Khan ● Federal Minister for Commerce PML(N)
9 Amir Muqam ● Federal Minister of States and Frontier Regions

● Federal Minister of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan

10 Awais Leghari ● Federal Minister of Energy PML(N)
11 Attaullah Tarar ● Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting PML(N)
12 Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui ● Federal Minister of Science and Technology

● Federal Minister of Education and Professional Training

13 Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh ● Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs PML(N)
14 Riaz Hussain Pirzada ● Federal Minister of Housing and Works PML(N)
15 Musadik Malik

● Federal Minister for Petroleum

● Federal Minister for Water Ressources

16 Muhammad Aurangzeb ● Federal Minister of Finance and Revenue PML(N)
17 Ahad Cheema ● Federal Minister of Economic Affairs

● Federal Minister of the Establishment

18 Mohsin Raza Naqvi ● Federal Minister of Interior

● Federal Minister for Narcotics Control


Ministers of State edit

Ministers of State
# Name Portfolio Party Citation
1 Shaza Fatima Khawaja ● Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecommunication PML(N) [7]

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister edit

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister
# Name Portfolio Status Party Citation
1 Tariq Fatemi ● Minister of State PML(N) [8]

References edit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Home Page".
  3. ^ "Notes for Part III, Chapter 3". 10 November 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2024.
  4. ^ "Pakistan to Vote in New PM as Ousted Khan Rallies Supporters". Bloomberg News. 11 April 2022.
  5. ^ Shahzad, Asif; Hassan, Syed Raza (11 April 2022). "Political change in Pakistan as Shehbaz Sharif seeks to become PM". Reuters – via
  6. ^ "Federal Ministers". Cabinet Secretariat (Pakistan). Government of Pakistan.
  7. ^ "Ministers of State". Cabinet Secretariat (Pakistan). Government of Pakistan.
  8. ^ "Special Assistant to the Prime Minister". Cabinet Secretariat (Pakistan). Government of Pakistan.