Pakistan: Political drama continues in Pakistan, President’s refusal to administer an oath to new cabinet members, an event is to be held today
President of Pakistan Arif Alvi
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Pakistan Oath Taking Ceremony: In Pakistan today 36 members of the new cabinet will be sworn in. The ceremony was postponed for a day, as President Arif Alvi refused to come.
Pakistan (Pakistan members of the new cabinet will be administered the oath on Tuesday. 37 members can take oath after 11 am. Earlier it was reported that President Arif Alvi has distanced himself from the ceremony. Due to this the oath ceremony (Pakistan Oath Ceremony) was postponed for a day ie till Tuesday. According to sources, President Alvi (Pakistan President Arif AlviIn the absence of ) Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani will administer the oath to the members of the federal cabinet. Earlier the oath ceremony was scheduled to take place at 8:30 pm on Monday. The district was postponed. When Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s office called the President’s office, Alvi refused to administer the oath of ministers. Earlier, a senior leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Saeed Khurshid Ahmed Shah had said in an informal conversation with Parliamentary Reporters that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) cabinet has the maximum number of 14 ministers. PPP has 11 and JUI-F has 4. While the remaining seven positions will be distributed to other alliance partners.
Zardari may become foreign minister
The PDM (Pakistan Democratic Movement – Alliance of Opposition parties) has condemned President Alvi for skipping the oath ceremony. According to sources, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari may be given the charge of the external affairs ministry and may become the next foreign minister. Earlier it was said that he would not be a part of Shahbaz Sharif’s cabinet, but now many PPP officials have made it clear that he will handle the foreign ministry. PPP sources have said that the PPP and MQM-P are discussing the post of governor of Sindh, besides the post of mayor of Karachi and Hyderabad.
Fight between Zardari and Rehman
Sources in the MQM-P say that he is more interested in implementing the agreements signed with the PPP and PML-N leadership in the coming days. Based on the rumors of a tussle between former President Asif Ali Zardari and JUI-F President Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PML-N and PPP sources said that there is absolutely no truth in this as the post of President is not vacant yet. He also said that if the President does not resign, a two-thirds vote of Parliament will be required to remove him. Let us tell you that Shahbaz Sharif has become the new Prime Minister in Pakistan just a week ago, but the cabinet has not taken oath yet.