Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet?

(Per column) Asad Mehmood, Rana Sanaullah, Shazia Marri, Shahzain Bugti, Aisha Ghaus Pasha, Abdul Qadir Patel, Mufti Abdus Shakoor and Faisal Sabzwari. — Pakistan NA website

A 34-member strong cabinet was sworn in to form the official decision-making body of the coalition government, which came to power after former prime minister Imran Khan was elected on April 10.

While there are many old faces in the new cabinet, there are also 20 seasoned politicians who have entered the federal cabinet for the first time.

Who are they?

Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PML-N

Background: Pasha is a former provincial minister of Punjab and the wife of Hafeez Pasha, an economist and former federal minister.

Murtaza Javed Abbassi.

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PML-N

Background: Abbasi was the vice president of the National Assembly in 2013.

Azam Nazeer Tarar

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PML-N

Background: He is the former Deputy Chairman of the Bar Council of Pakistan and the former Secretary of the High Court Bar Association of Lahore.

Abdul Qadir Patel

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PPP

Background: He was previously a member of the provincial assembly, while he was a member of the national assembly in 2008.

Shazia Marri

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PPP

Background: Marri’s father was the former Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly. She herself was a Member of Parliament twice and a Member of Parliament three times. She was also previously a provincial minister for Sindh.

Murtaza Mahmoud

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PPP

Background: He is a former MPA. His father Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood was the former governor of Punjab.

Sajid Hussain Touri

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PPP

Background: Turi was a deputy in 2008 and 2013.

Ehsan ur Rehman Mazari

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PPP

Background: He was elected Member of Parliament in 2013. He is also the cousin of Shahzain Bugti and Dost Muhammad Mazari.

Abid Hussain Bhayo

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PPP

Background: He is a former MPA and also served as Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of Sindh.

Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PPP

Background: He is the former spokesman for PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Asad Mahmoud

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: JEWISH

Background: He is the son of the JEW leader, Maulana Fazal ur Rehman.

Abdul Wasay

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: JEWISH

Background: He is a former MP and was also the leader of the opposition in Balochistan.

Talha Mahmoud

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: JEWISH

Background: He served as a senator in 2006, 2012, and 2018. He was also the former chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Home Affairs and Narcotics Control.

Faisal Ali Subzwari

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: MQM-P

Background: He was elected MPA three times and was also appointed Provincial Minister of Sindh. He was previously the Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh assembly.

Shahzain Bugti

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: JWP

Background: He was previously the special assistant to former Prime Minister Imran Khan. He is also the grandson of Akbar Bugti.

Israr Tarin

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: BAP

Background: He was a deputy in 2008.

Rana Sanaullah

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PML-N

Background: He was MPA in 1990, 1997, 2002, 2008 and 2013. He was also previously Minister of Justice in Punjab.

Javed Latif

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PML-N

Background: Latif is the former member of Sheikhupura District Council and was an MP in 1997 and an MP in 2008 and 2013.

Mufti Abdus Shakur

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: JEWISH

Background: He was the president of JEW in the old FATA.

Ayaz Sadiq

Who are the 20 newcomers to Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet?

Political party: PMLN

Background: He was previously president of the National Assembly and was a deputy in 2002, 2008, 2013.

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