PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan proposed 11 names for the provincial cabinet and forwarded a list to Prime Minister Imran Khan for approval on Sunday night.
The finalised list hands out two ministries to representatives from Peshawar and Malakand divison and one ministry to those from Mardan, Swabi, Bannu, Hazara division and Nowshera, sources within Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) told The Express Tribune.
“The list has been sent for Imran Khan’s final approval and it will be decided in a day or two,” said Shaukat Yousafzai.
Sources said the provincial cabinet will have limited number of members to avoid unnecessary expenditure.
Former environment and forestry minister Ishtiaq Umer and Taimur Saleem Jhagra have been chosen from Peshawar, former minister housing Dr Amjad Ali from Swat, Shakeel Khan from Malakand. Former education minister Mohammad Atif Khan will be representing Mardan and Shahram Khan has been inducted from Swabi.
Bannu’s Shah Mohammad Khan, who served as former special assistant to the chief minister for transport and mass transit, is included in the list along side former minister for communication and works Akbar Ayub and his brother Arshad Ayub.
From Nowshera, PTI has selected former minister for excise and taxation Mian Jamshed and former advisor to Khattak Mian Khaliqur Rehman. Hisham Inamullah will be representing Lakki Marwat.
According to sources, Shahram is seeking status of a senior minister for local government along with planning and development while Mohammad Atif is inclined towards finance, sports and tourism. Jhagra is expected to lead education ministry.
Sources said since the prime minister could not finalise the names due to oath-taking ceremony and deliberations over federal cabinet. However, the tentative date K-P’s cabinet is said to be August 25.