13 of 17 new Punjab cabinet members were elected as independents


As many as 13 of the newly included 17 members of the Punjab cabinet were elected as independents and later joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), reported a local media outlet.

The new ministers include Syed Saeedul Hassan Shah, Mehar Muhammad Aslam, Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi, Muhammad Ajmal Cheema, Chaudhry Muhammad Akhlaq, Ashifa Riaz, Shoukat Ali Laleka, Ijaz Masih and Zawar Hussain Warraich.

The five special assistants to the Punjab chief minister (CM) also contested the elections independently and include Salman Naeem, Syed Rafaqat Ali Gillani, Umar Faooq, Ameer Muhammad Khan and Khurram Sohail Khan Laghari.


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