By Raza Ruman
(Pak Destiny) Poor Daniyal Aziz fails to get federal ministry despite making an excellent performance of ‘barking’ on the Sharif’s opponents.
But once a Musharraf’s barking man Daniyal was told by Nawaz Sharif to “bark more and more till I get pleased and reward you ministry.”
“How much more I bark? asked Daniyal… more as you still lagging behind your other barking colleague Talal Chaudhry who get the reward in the form of ministry, he was told by PML-N leader.”
How sad for big mouth Daniyal after giving such a superb performance of barking day and night against Sharif’s opponents as he is still asked to “do more”… seems like a slogan of the US to Pakistan on war on terror. “Nawaz told his cronies that Daniyal’s mouth is fit for small bone like state ministry… and not a full federal ministers hip. ”
Cabinet: Forty four members of the new federal cabinet took oath at a ceremony organised at the Presidency in Islamabad on Friday morning.
The cabinet comprises 28 federal ministers and 18 state ministers.
According to Dawn, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, earlier the defence minister in Nawaz Sharif’s government, will serve as the country’s new foreign minister. The country remained without a foreign minister after 2013 when the PML-N came into power. The last foreign minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, was appointed by the PPP.
Ahsan Iqbal, former minister for planning, will take charge of the key interior ministry in Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s government.
Ishaq Dar will continue as finance minister whereas Pervez Malik will be the new minister for commerce in place of Khurram Dastagir Khan, who will take charge of the defence ministry.
Saad Rafique will retain his post as minister of railways.
Talal Chaudhry from Faisalabad, Arshad Leghari from Rahim Yar Khan and Junaid Anwar Chaudhry from Toba Tek Singh are said to be among the newcomers in the cabinet. Daniyal Aziz from Narowal, who was also expected to take oath, did not attend the ceremony.
Marriyum Aurangzeb, Zahid Hamid and Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry are expected to retain their previous portfolios. Hamid was law minister and Aurangzeb minister of state for information in the previous cabinet of the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. She had replaced Pervez Rashid. Tariq Fazal was in charge of the Capital Administration and Development Division. – Pak Destiny