Chaudhry Nisar refuses to join cabinet of new PM Abbasi

  • Abbasi has reached Murree to hold consultative meeting with Nawaz Sharif on cabinet
Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Chaudhry Nisar has reportedly turned down an offer to continue as the interior minister as newly elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has started consultation to form the new federal cabinet, local media reported.


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According to media, the prime minister has reached Murree to meet party leadership, while Punjab Chief Minister will also attend the meeting.

It is expected that members of the former prime minister’s cabinet will be part of the new cabinet to be announced today by Abbasi. The cabinet will also take oath today which will be administered by President Mamnoon Hussain.

It also emerged on the media that the prime minister offered Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to continue as the interior minister, but he refused to accept it.

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