Pakistan new PM Sharif has announced his cabinet by including five women out of 34 ministers at the key positions. As the previous government was dominated by men the induction of five women ministers proves that there is no such ‘taboo’ in Shahbaz’s government. Hina Rabbani Khar of the Pakistan People’s Party has been appointed Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in the new administration. Sherry Rahman has become the Minister for Environmental Change. She had earlier served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States. Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Maryam Aurangzeb has been appointed Information Minister. Besides, Shazia Marie and Ayesha Ghaus Pasha have been given the charge of ‘Benazir’s Income Support Program’ and Minister of State for Finance respectively.
It is hoped that the track record of experience and expertise of these newly appointed ministers will help set the new standards of efficiency and administration at their ministers.