LAHORE  : The provincial cabinet of Punjab was expanded by 12 ministers on Wednesday after an oath-taking ceremony at the Governor House.

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar administered the oath and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was also present during the ceremony.

Syed Saeedul Hassan Shah, Mehr Aslam Bharwana, Syed Hasnain Jahania Gardezi, Mohammad Ajmal and Muhammad Ikhlaq took oath.

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Ashifa Riaz Fatyana and Shoukat Lalika were also inducted. Abdul Hayi Dasti, Faisal Hayat Jabwana and Muhammad Hanif will serve as advisers.

Syed Rafaqat Ali Gillani, Ameer Muhammad Khan, Khurram Khan Leghari, Umar Farooq and Muhammad Salman have been named as special assistants.

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The development comes after CM Buzdar greenlighted the proposal earlier on Friday.