Shehryar Afridi takes oath as state minister for interior

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain administering the oath of office to Mr. Shehryar Khan Afridi, as Minister of State during the oath taking ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on August 31, 2018. PID

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Shehryar Afridi on Friday took oath as the state minister for interior.

President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to him at a ceremony in Islamabad.

The 47-year-old won the July 25 elections from the NA-32 constituency in Kohat after defeating Gohar Khan Bangash of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA).

He secured the same constituency (then NA-14) in the last election.

Afridi was born in Kohat in 1971, he completed his masters in International Relations from the Peshawar University.

His father, Nadir Shah Afridi, was the district councilor in the 1990s, and later a member of parliament.

Earlier on August 28, the government decided to make Afridi the junior minister for interior, days after Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to retain control of the Interior Ministry.

A 16-member federal cabinet took oath at the Presidency on August 20. The ceremony was attended by the prime minister, along with other dignitaries.