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Ministers & portfolios

April 01, 2008

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ISLAMABAD: The names of the new cabinet ministers, and their portfolios, are as follows:

— Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, commerce;

— Hameedullah Jan Afridi, environment;

— Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, water and power;

— Khwaja Muhammad Asif, petroleum and natural resources;

— Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, local government;

— Ishaq Dar, finance and economic affairs;

— Tehmina Daultana, culture;

— Nazar Muhammad Gondal, narcotics control;

— Khawaja Muhammad Khan Hoti, social welfare;

— Rana Tanveer Hussain, defence production;

— Ahsan Iqbal, education;

— Qamar-uz-Zaman Kaira, Kashmir and northern areas;

— Rehmatullah Kakar, housing and public works;

— Mehtab Ahmed Khan, railways;

— Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, communications;

— Najmuddin Khan, frontier regions;

— Humayun Aziz Kurd, population welfare;

— Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, defence;

— Farooq H. Naek, law and justice;

— Naveed Qamar, ports and shipping;

— Shah Mehmood Qureshi, foreign affairs;

— Khwaja Saad Rafiq, science and technology;

— Sherry Rehman, information and broadcasting, and;

— Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, labour.—AP