ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation tomorrow, sources informed Geo News on Saturday.
PM Imran will make a decision regarding the federal cabinet today and the new ministers will be sworn-in on Sunday, sources said.
“The cabinet will comprise 18 ministers and five advisers,” sources added.
Speaking to Geo News, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry confirmed that PM Imran wants the federal cabinet to take oath on Sunday.
“PM Imran wants the federal cabinet to start work from Monday,” Chaudhry said.
Stating that names for cabinet members are under consideration, the PTI spokesperson said, “The cabinet is likely to be finalised today.”
According to sources, Asad Umar will be given the portfolio of Finance Ministry while Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be given charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Shireen Mazari will be named defence minister and Pervaiz Khattak the interior minister while Shafqat Mehmood will be Minister of Commerce, sources further said.
Sheikh Rashid is expected to be appointed railways minister and Ministry of Housing and Works will be under Ali Amin Gandapur, sources maintained.
Amir Liaquat is likely to be made Minister for Religious Affairs while Ali Zaidi will be made the IT Minister, they added.
Further, sources said, Fawad Chaudhry will be named information minister and Shehryar Afridi will be made SAFRON minister.
Abdul Razak Dawood and Shoaib Suddle will be among the advisers, sources said.
“Malik Amin Aslam is expected to be appointed adviser on environmental affairs,” they added.
PM Imran assumed charge of office after taking oath as Pakistan’s 22nd premier on Saturday.