Cabinet of Pakistan

The Cabinet of Pakistan (Urdu: کابینہ پاکستان, Kābīnā-e-Pākistān) is a formal body composed of senior government officials chosen and led by the Prime Minister.[1] All cabinet members sworn in are designated Minister, and are seated at their respective ministries located in the Pakistan Secretariat.

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The Cabinet Secretary of Pakistan serves as the administrative head of the Cabinet Division and reports directly to the Prime Minister.[2] According to the Constitution of Pakistan, the Prime Minister may dismiss members of the cabinet, but must do so in writing, and new appointees must again be approved by the Parliament. The cabinet meets weekly in Islamabad. The cabinet is granted constitutional power under Article 81D of the Constitution of Pakistan.[3] The existence of the cabinet dates back to Prime Minister Liaqat Ali Khan, who appointed civil servants and statesmen to his first cabinet.

Constitutional powers

Current Cabinet

Cabinet Ministers

No. Office Incumbent Party Term Began
Prime Minister
All important policy issues and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.

Imran Khan
PTI 18 August 2018
Federal Minister for Aviation

Ghulam Sarwar Khan
PTI April 2019
Federal Minister for Communication and Postal Services

Murad Saeed
PTI 17 December 2018
Federal Minister for Defence

Pervez Khattak [5]
PTI 20 August 2018
Federal Minister for Defence Production

Zubaida Jalal Khan
BAP 20 August 2018
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs

Muhammad Hammad Azhar
PTI 10 July 2019
Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training and National History & Literary Heritage

Shafqat Mahmood [5]
PTI 20 August 2018
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

Shah Mehmood Qureshi [6]
PTI 20 August 2018
Federal Minister for Housing and Works

Tariq Bashir Cheema
PML Q 6 September 2018
Federal Minister for Human Rights

Shireen Mazari
PTI 20 August 2018
Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication

Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui
MQMP 20 August 2018
Federal Minister for Interior

Ijaz Ahmed Shah
PTI 18 April 2019
Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination

Fahmida Mirza
GDA 20 August 2018
Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan

Ali Amin Gandapur
PTI 5 October 2018
Federal Minister for Law & Justice

Farogh Naseem
MQMP 20 August 2018
Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs

Ali Haider Zaidi [7]
PTI 11 September 2018
Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research
Khusro Bakhtiar
PTI 5 October 2018
Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

Azam Khan Swati
PTI 18 April 2019
[8] Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives

Asad Umar

PTI 19 November 2019
Federal Minister for Power and Petroleum

Omar Ayub Khan
PTI 11 September 2018
Federal Minister for Privatisation

Muhammad Mian Soomro
PTI October 5, 2018
Federal Minister for Railways

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad
AMLP 20 August 2018
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony

Noor-ul-Haq Qadri
PTI 20 August 2018
Federal Minister for Science and Technology

Fawad Chaudhry
PTI 18 April 2019
Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions

Sahabzada Mehboob Sultan
PTI 19 November 2019
Federal Minister for Water Resources

Muhammad Faisal Vawda
PTI 5 October 2018
Minister of State for Climate Change

Zartaj Gul
PTI 5 October 2018
Minister of State for Housing and Works

Shabbir Ali Qureshi
PTI 4 October 2018
Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions and Narcotics Control

Shehryar Khan Afridi
PTI 18 April 2019
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs

Ali Muhammad Khan
PTI 17 September 2018

Advisers to the Prime Minister
No. Office Incumbent Term
Adviser on Climate Change

Malik Amin Aslam
August 20, 2018
Adviser on Commerce & Textile Industry, Industries & Production, and Investment

Abdul Razak Dawood
20 August 2018
3 Adviser on Establishment

Shehzad Arbab [9]
August 20, 2018
Adviser on Institutional Reforms & Austerity

Ishrat Hussain
27 August 2018
Adviser on Finance and Revenue

Abdul Hafeez Shaikh
18 April 2019

Special Assistants to the Prime Minister
No. Office Incumbent
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection & Poverty Alleviation

Sania Nishtar
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Interior, Chief of the Asset Recovery Unit

Mirza Shahzad Akbar
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media

Iftikhar Durrani
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs

Naeemul Haque
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development, Chairman National Tourism Coordination Board, Chairman PTDC

Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Coordination of Marketing & Development of Mineral Resources

Shahzad Syed Qasim
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Capital Development Authority Affairs

Ali Nawaz Awan
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs

Muhammad Usman Dar
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs

Yousaf Baig Mirza
Spokesperson to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Coordination

Nadeem Afzal Gondal
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on activities pertaining to Ministries of Water Resources, Power and Petroleum in Balochistan

Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination

Dr. Zafar Mirza
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information & Broadcasting Division

Firdous Ashiq Awan
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Petroleum Division

Nadeem Babar
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Public Private Partnership

Shamshad Akhtar


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