Third Sharif ministry
The third Sharif ministry was formed at noon PST on 5 June 2013 when Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif became the prime minister of Pakistan for the third time. Sharif successfully led the right-of-centre and conservative PML-N to acquire a simple majority. in the 2013 general election against the leftist Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the centrist Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
|Third Sharif ministry|
cabinet of Pakistan
|Date formed||7 June 2013|
|Date dissolved||28 July 2017|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Asif Ali Zardari (2013)|
|Head of government||Nawaz Sharif|
|Member party||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Status in legislature||Simple majority|
|Opposition party||Pakistan Peoples Party|
|Opposition leader||Khurshid Shah|
|Incoming formation||Government formation|
|Predecessor||Khoso caretaker ministry|
The cabinet was automatically dissolved on 28 July 2017 after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified and removed from the office of Prime Minister when the Supreme Court declared him guilty of not being truthful and honest.
Following the 2013 general election, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) won a plurality of seats in the National Assembly through a simple majority, after failing to secure an overall two-thirds majority. In order to form a government, the PML-N joined in coalition with the Pakistan Muslim League (F) (PML-F) and the National Peoples Party (NPP).
- 27 November 2013 – Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Pervez Rasheed are given additional charges of the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights respectively.
- 16 January 2014 – Khurram Dastgir Khan is elevated from the Ministry of State and sworn in as designate federal minister. Khan is later assigned as the federal minister for the Ministry of Commerce. With the induction of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) into the coalition government, JUI-F ministers Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri and Akram Khan Durrani are made designate federal minister and designate minister of state respectively, while independent FATA legislator Abbas Afridi is also sworn in as designate federal minister.
- 23 October 2013 - Nasser Janjua replaced Sartaj Aziz as the National Security Advisor.
Major initiatives and actionsEdit
Foreign Policy Actions
- Press Trust of India (11 June 2013). "Nawaz Sharif's cabinet takes oath". India TV News. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "PM Nawaz Sharif steps down; federal cabinet stands dissolved". Daily Pakistan Global. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
- Hussain, Zahid (24 May 2013). "Pakistan's new era under Sharif". China Daily. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- News, SAMAA (28 July 2017). "Cabinet automatically dissolved following Nawaz Sharif's disqualification". SAMAA TV. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
- Prime Minister's Office (27 November 2013). "PM appoints Rashid Mehmood CJCSC, Raheel Sharif COAS" (Press release). Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "JUI-F represented: Three new ministers take oath". The Express Tribune. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- Raza, Syed Irfan (17 January 2014). "President swears in new ministers". Dawn. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz replaced by ex-General Nasser Khan Janjua". dna. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2018.