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Ishaq Dar Appointed As Pakistan’s New Foreign Minister

Ishaq Dar Appointed As Pakistan's New Foreign Minister

Ishaq Dar, a prominent leader from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and a close relative of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has been appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, a prestigious position within the government. This decision was made following the administration of the oath to the 19-member federal cabinet of the newly elected Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, by President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had earlier submitted a summary to President Zardari, proposing the appointment of the cabinet, consisting of 18 federal ministers and one minister of state. Notably, the PML-N’s key ally, the PPP, declined to join the federal cabinet.

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The oath-taking ceremony occurred at the President House in Islamabad, commencing with the playing of the national anthem and followed by the recitation of the Holy Quran. This appointment reflects the leadership’s strategic decisions in shaping the new government and its ministerial composition under Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.