The PML-Q leadership continued efforts to persuade its parliamentary leader in the National Assembly, Faisal Saleh Hayat, to join the federal cabinet. According to details, Shujaat Hussain and Pervez Elahi contacted Hayat on Saturday to persuade him to join the federal cabinet but he did not agree. As a result, other PML-Q ministers’ oath-taking has been delayed. As soon as a decision is taken on Hayat’s joining of the cabinet, the other PML-Q ministers would be administered oath of office. According to sources, Minister of State for Housing and Works Raza Hayat Hiraj has expressed inability to join the new cabinet. According to him, he had resigned from the ministry in July last year and had voted for Raja Parvez Ashraf according to party discipline. Meanwhile, the PML-Q leadership has decided to make Talib Hussain Nikai the minister from its quota.