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Portfolios of federal cabinet announced

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ISLAMABAD: The 25-member federal cabinet took oath of office at a ceremony at the Presidency in Islamabad on Friday.

President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath to the Ministers and Ministers of State at a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The cabinet comprises sixteen Ministers and nine Ministers of State.

Following are the portfolios of Federal Ministers and Ministers for State.

Federal Ministers:

According to details‚ Ishaq Dar would hold office of Finance‚ Revenue EAD and Statistics‚ Chaudhry Nisar Interior and Narcotics‚ Khuwaja Asif Water and Power‚ Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Petroleum and Natural Resources‚ Pervez Rashid Information and Broadcasting‚ Qadir Baloch SAFRON‚ Zahid Hamid Law and Justice‚ Rana Tanveer Defence Production‚ Sardar Yousaf Religious Affairs‚ Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi Industries and Production‚ Sikandar Bosan Food Security and Research‚ Ch Birjees Tahir Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan‚ Khawaja Saad Rafiq Railways‚ Sadr-ud-Din Rashidi Human Resource Development and Overseas Pakistanis‚ Kamran Michael Ports and Shipping and Ahsan Iqbal Planning and Development.

Ministers of State:

Mian Baleegh ur Rehman has been appointed as minister of state for Education‚ Khurram Dastagir Khan Science and Technology‚ Usman Ibraheem Housing and Works‚ Sheikh Aftab Ahmed Parliamentary Affairs‚ Jam Kamal Khan Petroleum and Natural Resources‚ Abdul Hakeem Baloch Railways‚ Anusha Rehman Ahmed Khan Information Technology and Telecom‚ Saira Afzal Tarar Health Sciences Regulation and Coordination‚ Pir Muhammad Amir ul Hasnat Religious Affairs.

Advisors and Special Assistants to the PM:

Sartaj Aziz has been apponted as Advisor to the PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs while Capitan (retd) Shujaat Azeem as Advisor on Aviation.

Sanaullah Zehri and Tariq Fatmi have been appointed Special Assistants to the Prime Minister.

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