Imran Khan finalises names for CMs, Federal Cabinet: Sources

Imran Khan finalises names for CMs, Federal Cabinet: Sources

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday completed consultation on the names for the slots of provinces chief ministers and federal ministers.

Sources told Dunya News that the PTI chairman is expected to announce the names till tomorrow afternoon after taking final decision.

Imran Khan has also summoned Dr Babar Awan in this regard with whom is will have consultation pertaining to legal and constitutional matters.

According to party sources, Asad Umer will likely be pick as the Finance minister and Shah Mehmood Qureshi is the strong candidate for post Foreign Minister’s slot.

Shireen Mazari is also interested for the post however possibilities exist of her being made the Defence Minister.

Shafqat Mehmood is a contender for interior minister while the slot of speaker will be given to Sindh or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Dr Arif Alvi is a top choice for speaker National Assembly while Malik Ameen Aslam will be the minister or advisor for environment.

Fawad Chaudhry will possibly become the Information Minister whereas the party is considering giving Ministry of Railways to Awami Muslim League Chairperson Sheikh Rashid Ahmed.

Earlier, former cricket star Imran Khan s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had won majority in the country s general elections and is ready to form the central government.

The PTI had taken the decisive lead by winning 116 seats against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former President Asif Zardari s Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) which won 64 and 43 seats, respectively.

Besides these three major parties, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Pakistan won 13 seats, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan six seats, Pakistan Muslim League and Balochistan Awami Party four seats each, Balochistan National Party and Grand Democratic Alliance two seats each, Awami Muslim League Pakistan, Awami National Party, Jamhoori Wattan Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaniat one seat each.