Federal Cabinet reshuffle: Water and power, defence ministers swapped

Published: June 2, 2012
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Naveed Qamar made defence minister, Ahmed Mukhtar made minister of water and power. PHOTO: AFP/INP

Naveed Qamar made defence minister, Ahmed Mukhtar made minister of water and power. PHOTO: AFP/INP

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar and Minister for Water and Power Naveed Qamar had their portfolios swapped in a high-profile cabinet reshuffle on Saturday, Express News reported.

The post of defense minister will now be filled by Naveed Qamar whereas the former defense minister will now become the minister for water and power.

Earlier, it was reported that after the government presents the budget, the government would move towards a high profile swap in the cabinet due to the poor management in the Ministry of Water and Power.

A restructuring of the ministry is also expected after the change in its managers.

In the last cabinet reshuffle, Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira was appointed the new Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Dr Firdaus Ashiq Awan was appointed to the National Regulation & Services ministry.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • rafiq
    Jun 2, 2012 - 4:58PM

    the result would be the same i bet….. they both useless

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  • Ali tanoli
    Jun 2, 2012 - 5:09PM

    Thank God job is ended but his lies of end of load sheding never end.

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  • Sensible
    Jun 2, 2012 - 5:15PM

    waah ji waah kya change hai … both departments will degrade further…:)

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  • concerned citizen
    Jun 2, 2012 - 5:21PM

    this is by far the funniest thing lol

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  • Not me
    Jun 2, 2012 - 5:31PM

    Just like Raja Perveiz Ashraf (aka Raja Rental Power Plant) change.Things got worse and it seems it will get worse. Chaudhry(s) want Ahmad Mukhtar’s political future ruined

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  • Jun 2, 2012 - 5:40PM

    both of them know nothing about their job nor they knew it before

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  • Paindu
    Jun 2, 2012 - 6:53PM

    Is this some sort of joke ? Status quo written all over it

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  • Jun 2, 2012 - 7:18PM

    Defence par paani phayr dia !

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  • Pungi
    Jun 2, 2012 - 7:56PM

    LOL What change… Both are useless & inefficient Ministers..

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  • SK
    Jun 2, 2012 - 8:18PM

    and musical chair of thugs go on and on and on

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  • ashar
    Jun 3, 2012 - 1:40AM

    portfolios swapped, so the benefits

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