Cabinet reshuffle: Kaira appointed Information minister

Published: April 18, 2012

Kaira takes over from Dr Firdaus Ashiq Awan, who has been appointed to the National Regulation & Services ministry. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira has been appointed the new Minister of Information and Broadcasting. He takes over from Dr Firdaus Ashiq Awan, who has been appointed to the National Regulation & Services ministry.

The government had inducted 11 new ministers into the Federal Cabinet on Friday – taking the total size from 38 to 49, in addition to the presence of four advisers and five special assistants.

Additionally, Raja Pervez Ashraf, who is under scrutiny for the Rental Power Projects case, has been assigned Information Technology. Nazar Mohammad Gondal to Capital Administration & Development, Maula Bux Chandio to Political Affairs and Rana Mohammad Farooq Saeed Khan has been assigned Environmental Change.

Five senior members of the PPP – Raja Pervez Ashraf, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Nazar Muhammad Gondal, Rana Farooq Saeed and Farzana Raja had taken oath as federal ministers. Tasneem Qureshi, who had earlier served as minister of state for interior, and Malik Ammad Khan, a former minister of state for foreign affairs, Samsam Bukhari a former minister of state for information and three others, MNA Raheela Baloch, Senator Abbas Afridi and MNA Malik Azmat, had taken oath as ministers of state.

Other ministers who were assigned portfolios for Ministers of State today were:

  • Samsam Ali Bukhari (Information and Broadcasting)
  • Malik Ammad Khan (Foreign Affairs)
  • Imtiaz Safdar Warraich (Interior)
  • Sardar Muazam Ali Jatoi (Food Security & Research)
  • Malik Azmat Khan (Inter-provincial Coordination)
  • Tasneem Ahmed Qureshi (Water & Power)
  • Raheela Baloch (Science & Technology)
  • Dost Muhammad Mazari (Communication)
  • Sardar Saleem Haider (Defense)
  • Abbas Khan Afridi (Commerce)


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Reader Comments (7)

  • Abs
    Apr 18, 2012 - 5:48PM

    49 useless ministries which can easily be taken care off through 10 offices. Why would Gilani care, he does not have to pay out of his own pocket.


  • Mohammad
    Apr 18, 2012 - 5:55PM

    what’s wrong with PPP, they can not stick to one decision about their government., how they can make decision for the people of Pakistan – epic fail. Thumb up if you are not voting for PPP this election.


  • Barkat
    Apr 18, 2012 - 6:05PM

    ha ha ha ha
    nothing to do , and too much minister


  • Gilgiti-No voting right but Proud Pakistanigi
    Apr 18, 2012 - 6:36PM

    few month employment for Robbery and looting… God lack.


  • Logic Europe
    Apr 18, 2012 - 8:16PM

    this expense on ministers is investment in future of Pakistan Let the system settle down,let some party get working majority at least,that is the opportunity PPP is providing you, few salaries of ministers is not going to make much difference to Pakistan ,just wait for opportunity to vote this govt out


  • Waiting
    Apr 18, 2012 - 8:29PM

    dude…can these people NOT MAKE UP THEIR MINDS!!!???


  • Faizan Jaatt
    Apr 18, 2012 - 9:23PM

    they still have more office bearers in kind, Senators, CMs and Governers from Seraikistan. stay tuned !


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