Fourteen PML-Q lawmakers took oath as members of the federal cabinet on Monday. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: All ministers except one belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid (PML-Q) who took oath as Federal Minister and Minister of State were allocated portfolios on Tuesday.

However, differences were developing within the PML-Q over the allotment of ministries in the federal cabinet, DawnNews reported.

According to a notification issued by the Cabinet Division for seven federal ministers, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has been given Defence Production and Industries, Anwar Ali Cheema, Health, Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, Housing and Works, Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Minorities, Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain, Overseas Pakistanis, Ghous Bux Khan Mahar, Privatisation, and Engineer Amir Muqam, Production.

Six Ministers of State have also been allocated portfolios including Sardar Bahadur Khan Sehar (Defence Production), Akram Masih Gill (Health), Raza Hayat Hiraj (Housing and Works), Sheikh Waqas Akram (Overseas Pakistanis), Rana Asif Tauseef (Privatisation) and Sardar Shahjehan Yousaf (Production).

However, portfolio to Minister of State Khawaja Sheeraz Mehmood was not decided so far, according to notification issued by the Cabinet Division.

Also on Tuesday, the PML-Q federal ministers met at the Parliament House under the chairmanship of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.

During the PML-Q ministers’ meeting, Ameer Muqam walked out to register his protest.

Speaking to DawnNews, Muqam said he was against the idea of PML-Q joining the government from the start but that he was forced to take the oath on Monday.

He said he was offered a ministry related to "Production" that does not exist.



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