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Abbasi to remain PM till 2018 elections as Shahbaz can’t risk leaving the CM post

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  • Post last modified:04/08/2017
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ISLAMABAD: After much deliberations in huddles of PML (N)’s top leadership it has been decided that the earlier game plan needs drastic changes!

It has transpired that to shun the Punjab CMship will break the continuation and probably grip over the Province that harbours the Sharifs’ votebank. Hence, Shahbaz Sharif is staying put letting the incumbent PM occupy the PM House till the 2018 elections.

It has not been decided who will contest for the NA-120 (Lahore) seat left vacant due to the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif.

As for the canbinet the following ministers will be taking oath tomorrow: Khurram Dastagir as defence minister; Ahsan Iqbal as interior minister; Khawaja Asif as foreign minister; Ishaq Dar as finance minister; Saira Afzal Tarar as health minister; Marriyum Aurangzeb as information minister; Darshan Laal as interprovincial coordination minister; Balighur Rehman as religious affairs minister; Saad Rafique as railways minister and Lt Gen (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch as states and frontier regions (safron) minister. 


Ishaq Dar to become Finance Minister


ISLAMABAD: Maintaining that Ishaq Dar has not been disqualified the PML(N) is positive that he will be part of the cabinet looking after the Finance portfolio. 

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.