KARACHI: Just a week after the Sindh government, led by its newly-elected Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, appointed a 17-member cabinet, it added 19 more members to its fleet.
The new members, including nine ministers and 10 special advisers, took oath during a ceremony at Sindh Governor’s House on Sunday.
With the induction of 19 more members to the Sindh cabinet in the second phase, the total number of members will stand at 36.
According to an official handout released by the Sindh government, the new ministers who took oath of their offices include: Manzoor Wassan, Mir Hazar Khan, Imdad Pitafi, Fayaz But, Mohammad Ali Malani, Mumtaz Jakhrani, Nasir Shah, Mohammad Bux Maher and Jam Ikram.
Rehana Leghari, Nadir Khwaja, Burhan Chandio, Abid Bhai, Taimoor Talpur, Syed Qasim Naveed, Umer Rehman Malik, Baber Effendi, Zulfikar Bihan, Shahid Thahim and Naveed Anthony took oath as Special Assistants.
After the first phase of the induction of cabinet members, the provincial government was expected to make a decision regarding important portfolios, including home, finance, irrigation, works and services and planning and development.
There were also reports that Shah was interested in retaining the home, finance and planning departments while the rest would be allotted to members.