Important decisions taken on formation of Punjab cabinet
*LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to form a small cabinet in Punjab in two phases besides also likely giving speaker Punjab Assembly’s slot to Jahangir Tareen’s group. *
According to sources, the PML-N has decided to retain provincial ministers who had performed well during its last tenure in the Punjab cabinet and give them the same portfolios.
“Malik Ahmed Khan will get law ministry, Rana Mashood for education ministry, Khawaja Salman Rafique and Khawaja Imran Nazir for health, Bilal Yasin as food minister while Saiful Malook Khokhar, Mian Mujtaba Shuja will also get ministerial portfolios,” they said.
From PPP, the sources said that Syed Hasan Murtaza and Ali Haider Gilani will be awarded ministerial portfolios while independent candidate Jugnu Mohsin will also get a ministry in Punjab cabinet headed by Hamza Shahbaz.
Following Lahore High Court (LHC) orders, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif Saturday was sworn in as the 21st Chief Minister of Punjab at a ceremony held at the Governor House, Punjab.