ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday gave the go-ahead to include four more ministers in the federal cabinet, said his spokesperson.
Umar Ayub Khan, Ali Zaidi and Muhammad Mian Soomro will be inducted into the federal cabinet.
The spokesperson said that Umar Ayub Khan will be given the portfolio of Energy, Ali Zaidi will take the charge of Maritime Affairs, and former Senate chairperson Muhammad Mian Soomro will be the Minister for Privatisation while Murad Saeed’s portfolio would be announced later.
Sources said that Saeed would be given the state minister’s portfolio. The federal cabinet has now as many as 23-member cabinets with the recent inclusion of ministers.
PM Khan has not given the Ministry of Interior portfolio to any of his cabinet members and has taken the resignation of Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan due to his graft cases before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
PTI’s Naeemul Haque and Iftikhar Durrani have been appointed as special assistants to the PM on political affairs and media affairs, respectively.