K-P cabinet expanded by two advisers, two special assistants

Published: September 13, 2018
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Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in session. PHOTO: AFP

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in session. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government on Thursday inducted two new advisers and as many special assistants to the chief minister in the provincial cabinet.

According to a notification issued by the K-P administration department, Ziaullah Khan Bangash is appointed as adviser to the CM for elementary and secondary education, while Hamayatullah Khan has been made the adviser on energy and power.

Abdul Karim Khan will serve as the special assistant of the chief minister for commerce and industries and Kamran Bangash for science and technology and information technology.

11 ministers of K-P cabinet take oath

On August 30, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) issued a notification in which 12 ministers, two advisers and one special assistant had been named in the provincial cabinet.

Former education and energy minister Atif Khan — once tipped to head the government in K-P owing to his stellar performance in the last government — was handed the post of senior minister along with the coveted tourism portfolio.

Similarly, Shahram Khan Tarakai was appointed as the minister for local government. In exchange, he has had to give up his senior minister title and the portfolios of health and information technology.

There was a surprise with first-time provincial assembly member Taimoor Saleem Jhagra being handed the key portfolio of finance.

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