12-member Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa cabinet sworn in

Published: June 13, 2013
K-P Governor Engineer Shaukatullah Khan administered the oath. PHOTO: AFP

K-P Governor Engineer Shaukatullah Khan administered the oath. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) 12-member provincial cabinet took oath on Thursday, Geo News reported.

K-P Governor Engineer Shaukatullah Khan administered the oath.

The cabinet members included Habibur Rehman, Inayatullah, Shaukat Yousufzai, Israrullah, Bakht Bedar, Abrar Hussain, Muhammad Atif and others.

Two senior ministers – Sikandar Sherpao of the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) and Sirajul Haq of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) – had already taken oath on May 31. The same day, Pervez Khattak took oath at the Governor House as the 26th Chief Minister (CM) of K-P.

The long drawn out decision on the allocation of the education ministry – which both Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) desired – resulted in the coalition partners taking 13 days to finalise cabinet members.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Bilal
    Jun 13, 2013 - 12:34PM

    not a single woman in the cabinet?


  • challenger
    Jun 13, 2013 - 12:40PM

    Is there a female minister? if not then its a shame that they couldn’t find a single woman to lead a ministry… SHAME! (if thats the case)Recommend

  • shariq
    Jun 13, 2013 - 12:49PM

    Why shame? we have to ashmed for sending our sisters in Fashion shows


  • Rick Van Holden
    Jun 13, 2013 - 1:05PM

    You are right. Why are you sending your sister to the fashion show? This is an Islamic Republic, sir, and you should respect our Shiariah laws. Otherwise you know what happens, right?

    Therefore, DO NOT send your sister to the fashion show. Bring the fashion show to your sister.


  • imran
    Jun 13, 2013 - 1:06PM

    @bilal and @challenger: ministries should be run by elected members not by selected (reserved seats).


  • Jun 13, 2013 - 1:08PM

    @challenger “is there a female minister”. Its running a government, they are supposed to elect the most competent people whether it turns out to be a cabinet consisting of all female ministers or male ministers. Its about competence. You can run your bollywood in Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and have 1/3 Male, 1/3 Female, 1/3 Transgenders.


    Jun 13, 2013 - 2:05PM

    Any women in PMLN run Govt in centre or punjab ???? No, right. Then Stay quite and let them perform if not then complaint.


  • Zubair
    Jun 13, 2013 - 2:17PM

    May be because there is no “elected” female representative. Further, being a coalition government, PTI is left with handful of ministries which the party prefered to give to elected representatives (across the length and breadth of the province for equal representation) as they deserve it more than “selected” female MPA’s.


  • Shahid Iqbal
    Jun 13, 2013 - 3:40PM

    A littel bit upset . No one included from FROM KRAK, KOHAT , BANUU, & D.I.KHAN


  • Zubair
    Jun 13, 2013 - 4:09PM

    @Shahid Iqbal:
    Atleast from D I Khan and Tank, we will be represented by Ali Amin and Israrullah Gandapur.. I don’t know from where other cabinet members belong.


  • Aisha Qadir
    Jun 13, 2013 - 4:53PM

    @Bilal: why does that matter? the competent ppl get to be selected in the cabinet. we dont wnat women who are only good for discussing lawn suits, sitting in a cabinet meeting. thats how it was after mush increased reserved seats for women in NA. also, no woman got elected on ground. elected people deserve more dan ”selected” people.


  • wali
    Jun 13, 2013 - 5:46PM

    If there is women got elected and have talent. They must get minstership.But if there is no you cant give to any deal lady a minstership.It is really serious business in which merit is the yard stick


  • Silas
    Jun 13, 2013 - 7:47PM

    I understand there is no female minister as there probably wasn’t a competentfamale elected representative, but why has the Women development ministry been merged with Zakat and Ushr, which has been given to JI?


  • Naya Pakistan a Sham
    Jun 13, 2013 - 7:49PM

    What about Ayesha Gulalai? Wasn’t she a competent elected representative?


  • John the Baptist
    Jun 13, 2013 - 8:15PM

    Tch, tch, tch! Poor ET….nothing to fuss about anymore.


  • Muslim Leaguer
    Jun 13, 2013 - 11:28PM

    Mysteriously, the portfolios of these ministers have not been allotted as yet despite 33 days of winning the elections in KPK and 14 days since former class-mate of Hazrat Imran Khan Niazi has been nominated as Chief Minister.
    The CM, having a unique record of swining 4 political parties in the past, left no stone unturned in nominating his 3 family members as MPAs against reserved seats in KPK Assembly.
    PTI, due to lack of governance, has lost more than 2 weeks in trading in the ministries with its power-hungry coalition partners and has failed to provide any relief to the poor masses of the province. No working budget!


  • Kashif
    Jun 13, 2013 - 11:35PM

    People have to keep in mind that this is a coalation government, hence some ministries have to be given to the coalation partners. Hence PTI does not have a lot of wiggle room and can’t be stubborn for every ministry. The good thing is that they have combined different portfolios under one minister to reduce the number of ministers and the expenses associated with the ministers.
    Ministires should be about getting things done, and not about gender. There is women representation in the house which should be good. End of the day, we should care more about what the ministries do rather than whether a male or a female heads the ministry.


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