PM Abbasi to hold second consultative meeting on cabinet formation today

  • 'Government’s incoming cabinet would take oath in a couple of days'

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will hold the second round of consultation to pick members for his new cabinet today (Thursday), local media reported.

Earlier, the oath-taking ceremony of the new federal cabinet was scheduled on Wednesday but it was delayed after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) failed to decide the nominees for ministerial portfolios.

Oath taking of federal cabinet delayed as consultations continue

PM Abbasi in a press conference on Wednesday said that the government’s incoming cabinet would take oath in a couple of days.

“Consultations are underway and the cabinet will hopefully take oath in one to two days,” Abbasi said while speaking to journalists in Murree, following a high-level PML-N meeting chaired by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

The ruling party senior leaders including Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar, Chaudhry Nisar, Ahsan Iqbal, Mehtab Abbasi, Pervez Rasheed, Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Asif, along with other senior members, had attended the consultative meeting.

Some reports doing circles in media that the federal cabinet will be extended by adding five more members in it.