10-member Sindh cabinet takes oath

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KARACHI: Sindh cabinet on Sunday was sworn in with eight ministers and two advisers taking oath in the first phase of the cabinet formation.

The oath-taking ceremony was held at Governor House which featured a few fresh faces other than veterans which have served in government before.

Acting Governor Agha Siraj Durrani administered the oath to the ministers.

Ruling Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) approved 10 members for Sindh cabinet including Sardar Shah, Shehla Raza, Ismail Rahu, Saeed Ghani, Makhdoom Mehboob-u-Zaman, Shabbir Bijarani, Hari Ram Kishorilal and Azra Fazul Pechuho.

Barrister Murtaza Wahab and Muhammad Bux Mahar were selected as advisors.

According to media reports, the Sindh government, the next phase is likely to include former Information minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Excise and Taxation minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla and Local Government minister Jam Khan Shoro into the cabinet.

Shabbir Bijarani, Hari Ram Kishori, Ismail Rahu, Azra Pechuho, Makhdoom Mehboob, former culture minister Sardar Shah, Muhammad Baux Mehar and former Sindh Assembly deputy speaker Shehla Raza also took the oath.

Earlier, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Murad Ali Shah had secured second consecutive term as Sindh chief minister as he took the oath of his office on Saturday.

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