Govt issues notification for PML-Q appointments

Published: May 4, 2011

President Zardari administering the oath of office of PML-Q parliamentarians. PHOTO: APP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government on Wednesday issued a notification regarding the appointment of Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) ministers, advisors and special assistants to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.

In a power-sharing deal between the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the PML-Q, the two parties are now coalition partners in the centre and will also contest the next general elections as allies.

According to the notification, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has been appointed as senior federal minister.

Other appointments include:

  • Anwar Ali Cheema –Minister for Health
  • Makhdoom Faisal Saleh Hayat – Minister for Housing and Works
  • Riaz Hussain Pirzada – Minister for Minorities Affairs
  • Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain – Minister for Overseas Pakistanis
  • Ghous Bax Mehar – Minister for Privistisation
  • Engineer Ameer Muqam – Minister for Production

State Ministers appointed are:

  • Sardar Bahadur Khan Sehar – Defense Production
  • Akram Masih Gil – Health
  • Raza Hayat Hiraj – Housing and Works
  • Shaikh Waqas Akram – Overseas Pakistanis
  • Rana Asif Touseef – Privitisaton
  • Sardar Shahjehan Yousuf – Production

A portfolio for Khawaja Shiraz Mehmood has not been announced as yet.

Muhammad Basharat Raja and Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar have been appointed as advisors to the Prime Minister. The posts of these two advisors have been declared to equivalent to that of federal ministers.

Special assistants to the Prime Minister are Syed Qasim Shah and Ahmed Yar Haraj.

Reader Comments (1)

  • Nasir
    May 5, 2011 - 9:43AM

    Most of the critics having of the view that PML Q infact has lost his credibility, as a matter of fact they got nothing from the top brass leadership of PPP, most likely the coalition of these parties will be dismantled soon, despite of this reality one ought to be considered the detention of Moonis Elahi in the entire scenario. Recommend

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