Cabinet of Pakistan

The Cabinet of Pakistan (Urdu: کابینہ 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.

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.

Constitutional powersEdit

There shall be a Cabinet of Ministers, with the Prime Minister at its head, to aid and advise the President in the exercise of his functions. The Cabinet, together with the Ministers of State, shall be collectively responsible to the Senate and the National Assembly. A Minister who for any period of six consecutive months is not a member of the National Assembly shall, at the expiration of that period, cease to be a Minister and shall not before the dissolution of that Assembly be again appointed a Minister unless he is elected a member of that Assembly: Provided that nothing in this clause shall apply to a Minister who is a member of the Senate. Provided that the number of Federal Ministers and Ministers of State who are members of the Senate shall not at any time exceed one-fourth of the number of Federal Ministers

— Article 81C-96D: The Federation of Pakistan; Part-III, Chapter 3: Federal Government, The Constitution of Pakistan[4]

Current CabinetEdit

NOTICE A change in these cabinet positions has been announced due to take place the last week of April 2021

Cabinet MinistersEdit

No. Ministry Incumbent Party Term Began
1  
Prime Minister
All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.
 
Imran Khan
PTI 18 August 2018
2
Federal Minister for Aviation
  Ghulam Sarwar Khan PTI April 2019
3
Federal Minister for Communication and Postal Services

Murad Saeed
PTI 17 December 2018
4  
Federal Minister for Defence
 
Pervez Khattak[5]
PTI 20 August 2018
5
Federal Minister for Defence Production
 
Zubaida Jalal Khan
BAP 20 August 2018
6
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs
 
Khusro Bakhtiar
PTI 10 July 2019
7
Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training and National History & Literary Heritage
 
Shafqat Mahmood[5]
PTI 20 August 2018
8
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
 
Shah Mehmood Qureshi[6]
PTI 20 August 2018
9  
Federal Minister for Housing and Works
 
Tariq Bashir Cheema
PML Q 6 September 2018
10 Federal Minister for Human Rights  
Shireen Mazari
PTI 20 August 2019
11
Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication
 
Syed Amin Ul Haque
MQMP 6 April 2020
12
Federal Minister for Interior
 
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed
AMLP 11 December 2020
13
Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination
 
Fahmida Mirza
GDA 20 August 2018
14
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan

Ali Amin Gandapur
PTI 5 October 2018
15
Federal Minister for Law & Justice

Farogh Naseem
MQMP 20 August 2018
16
Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs
 
Ali Haider Zaidi[7]
PTI 11 September 2018
17
Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research
  Syed Fakhar Imam
PTI 5 October 2018
18
Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

Babar Awan
PTI 17 September 2018
19
[8] Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives
  Asad Umar
PTI 19 November 2019
20
Federal Minister for Power and Petroleum

Omar Ayub Khan
PTI 11 September 2018
21
Federal Minister for Privatisation
 
Muhammad Mian Soomro
PTI October 5, 2018
22
Federal Minister for Railways
 
Azam Khan Swati
PTI 11 December 2020
23
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony
 
Noor-ul-Haq Qadri
PTI 20 August 2018
24
Federal Minister for Science and Technology
 
Fawad Chaudhry
PTI 18 April 2019
25
Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions

Sahabzada Mehboob Sultan
PTI 19 November 2019
26
Federal Minister for Water Resources

Muhammad Faisal Vawda
PTI 5 October 2018
27
Minister of State for Climate Change
 
Zartaj Gul
PTI 5 October 2018
28
Minister of State for Housing and Works

Shabbir Ali Qureshi
PTI 4 October 2018
29
Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions and Narcotics Control
 
Shehryar Khan Afridi
PTI 18 April 2019
30
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs

Ali Muhammad Khan
PTI 17 September 2018
31
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting
 
Shibli Faraz
PTI[9] 28 April 2020
32
Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue

Hammad Azhar
PTI 29 March 2021[10]
Advisers to the Prime Minister
No. Office Incumbent Term
1
Adviser on Climate Change

Malik Amin Aslam
August 20, 2018
2
Adviser on Commerce & Textile Industry, Industries & Production, and Investment

Abdul Razak Dawood
20 August 2018
3 Adviser on Establishment
 
Shehzad Arbab[11]
August 20, 2018
4
Adviser on Institutional Reforms & Austerity
 
Ishrat Hussain
27 August 2018
Special Assistants to the Prime Minister
No. Office Incumbent
1
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection & Poverty Alleviation

Sania Nishtar
2
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Interior, Chief of the Asset Recovery Unit

Mirza Shahzad Akbar
3
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media

Iftikhar Durrani
5
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, Chairman National Tourism Coordination Board, Chairman PTDC

Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari
6
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Coordination of Marketing & Development of Mineral Resources

Shahzad Syed Qasim
7
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Capital Development Authority Affairs

Ali Nawaz Awan
8
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs

Muhammad Usman Dar
9
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs

Yousaf Baig Mirza
10
Spokesperson to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Coordination

Nadeem Afzal Gondal
11
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on activities pertaining to Ministries of Water Resources, Power and Petroleum in Balochistan

Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind
12
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination

Dr. Faisal Sultan
13
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information & Broadcasting Division[12][13]

Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa
14
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum Division

Tabish Gohar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Home Page". cabinet.gov.pk.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091110133919/http://www.pakistani.org/pakistan/constitution/part3.ch3.notes.html#81D Article 81D
  4. ^ "Chapter 3: Chapter:3 The Federal Government". Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  5. ^ a b Pakistan. "PM Imran Khan approves 20-member federal cabinet | Pakistan". bthenews.com.pk. p. k. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
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  8. ^ "National Assembly of Pakistan". www.na.gov.pk. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  9. ^ Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  10. ^ https://tribune.com.pk/story/2292222/hammad-azhar-notified-as-finance-minister
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