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Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz’s Cabinet Composition?

Punjab CM Maryam Nawaz's Cabinet Composition?

The newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, is set to establish her cabinet in two phases, with a total of 16 members expected to be included. This significant development follows her historic oath-taking ceremony, marking her as the first woman chief minister in Pakistan, as she secured the position through the provincial assembly’s election.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has reportedly concluded consultations with its political allies to finalize the composition of the provincial cabinet. The initial phase of cabinet formation is anticipated to feature 13 members from PML-N, two from PML-Q, and one from the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP), summing up to a total of 16 members.

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Among the expected cabinet members in the first phase are prominent figures such as Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Khawaja Salman Rafique, Khawaja Imran Nazir, Bilal Yasin, Mujtaba Shujarur Rehman, Khizar Hussain Mazari, Manshaullah Butt, Ashiq Kirmani, Naeem Khan Bhabha, Uzma Bukhari, Faisal Ayub, Sher Ali Gorchani, Ahmed Khan Leghari, Raheela Khadim Hussain, and Sibtain Bukhari.

Moving on to the second phase of cabinet formation, individuals like Malik Asif, Akhtar Bosal, Power Zaman, Fida Hussain, Malik Tanveer, Aslam Malik, Asad Khokhar, Farrukh Javed, and Salman Naeem are expected to be included. Additionally, representatives from PML-Q, namely Chaudhry Shaffay Hussain, and IPP leader Ghazanfar Cheena are also likely to be appointed to the chief minister’s cabinet.

This strategic approach to forming the cabinet underscores the careful consideration and inclusive approach adopted by Maryam Nawaz Sharif and the PML-N. The diverse representation from different political factions reflects a collaborative effort to build a comprehensive and effective team to address the multifaceted challenges and responsibilities associated with governing Punjab.

As the political landscape evolves with these cabinet appointments, the focus remains on the capabilities, experience, and vision of the selected individuals to contribute to the development and progress of the province under the leadership of Maryam Nawaz Sharif. The distribution of portfolios among the cabinet members will likely play a crucial role in shaping the policies and initiatives that will define the trajectory of Punjab’s governance during Maryam Nawaz’s tenure as chief minister.