LAHORE: Justice (Retired) Ijaz Nisar took oath as the Caretaker Chief Minister of the Punjab. The Punjab Governor, Khalid Maqbool administered the oath.The ceremony was attended, among others, by high ranking civil and military officials. The eighteen member caretaker Punjab cabinet also took oath of their offices.
The names and the portfolios of the Provincial Ministers are:-
Khurshid Zaman Qureshi Agriculture, Dr. Mera Phailbus Education, Mubashir Luqman Information Technology and Works, Maqbool Elahi Malik Human Rights, Retired Justice Asif Jan Local Government and Rural Development, Barrister Mahmood Ahmed Shaikh, Law, Syed Bilawar Abbas Irrigation, Saad Asanuddin Forest, Walid Tariq Saigal Excise and Taxation, Mian Muhammad Shafique Commerce, Mumtaz Khan Manais Livestock, Khawaja Jaluddin Roomi Industry, IfKar-ul-Hassan, Mines and Minerals, Sohail Afzal Special Education, Shahzad Azam Khan Labour and Manpower, Mian Shafqat Ali Housing and Physical Planning and A. Karim Malik, whose portfolio will be announced later.
Talking to newsmen briefly, the care-taker Chief Minister, said he and members of his cabinet will perform their duties with utmost honesty and dedication. He said priority will be given to ensure holding of free, fair and impartial elections.-SANA