PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Justice (retd) Tariq Pervez Khan on Monday allocated portfolios to the nine caretaker ministers who took oath a day earlier.
On Sunday, the caretaker chief minister told journalists he would hold a meeting with the newly sworn-in ministers to discuss their capacity to manage various portfolios. The ministers took charge of their allocated departments with immediate effect on Monday, while more caretaker ministers are to be inducted in the coming days.
As is often the case with an interim cabinet, one caretaker minister will manage several departments.
Fayaz Ahmad Khan Toru will look after Home and Tribal Affairs, Inter-Provincial Coordination, Relief, Rehabilitation and Settlement departments.
Dr Farrukh Sair will be in charge of the affairs of Health, Population Welfare, Higher Education, Archives and Libraries, while Abdur Rauf Khan Khattak will be the caretaker minister for Finance, Planning and Development, Excise and Taxation, Local Government, Election and Rural Development.
Muhammad Yunis Marwat has been given the portfolios of Energy and Power, Irrigation and Public Health Engineering departments.
Mohammad Ishaq Khattak will carry out his duties as interim minister for Communication and Works, Transport, Science and Technology and Information Technology, Auqaf, Hajj, Religious and Minority Affairs.
Musarrat Qadeem will look after Information Public Relations and Culture, Elementary and Secondary Education, Zakat, Ushr, Social Welfare and Women Empowerment departments.
Umar Farooq Khan was given the portfolios of Industries, Commerce, Technical Education and Manpower Training, and Labour and Housing.
Jehangir Khan Tareen will be the caretaker minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Cooperation, Food, Mines and Minerals Development.
Lastly, Sameen Jan Babar has been assigned the portfolios of Sports, Tourism, Museums and Archaeology, Revenue and Estate, and Environment departments.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 26th, 2013.
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