Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz is reportedly disappointed over the party leadership's decision to appoint him a minister of state as he was seeking a better slot.
Therefore, Aziz did not turn up at the oath-taking ceremony on Friday to be sworn in to his office, Express News reported.
Aziz was aspiring to be inducted as a federal minister instead of the junior post assigned to him.
However, Aziz has refuted these reports. He said he stood by PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and was content with any decision that the party made.
"I will continue serving the party wholeheartedly no matter what," he added.
Pakistan’s new federal cabinet members took oath on Friday morning at the President House in Islamabad.
PM Abbasi's federal cabinet takes oath
President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath to 48 members of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s cabinet.
While old faces returned to the cabinet, they saw a major shuffle in their portfolios. Khawaja Asif, previously who served as minister for water and power during the previous cabinet was sworn in as foreign minister.
Ahsan Iqbal, who worked as minister for planning and development under Nawaz, will be the interior minister after PML-N top leadership failed to convince Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to join Abbasi’s cabinet.
Ishaq Dar continues as finance minister and Khurum Dastagir, who was minister for commerce earlier, will now serve as minister for defence. Further, Marriyum Aurangzeb has retained the portfolio of State Information Minister and Mushahidullah Khan is back in the cabinet as Federal Minister of Climate Change.
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