ISLAMABAD (APP): Nasir Janjua has been appointed national security advisor, Sartaj Aziz deputy chairman of planning commission while Amir Muqam has been given advisor’s portfolio as Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s elected his cabinet.
The cabinet was earlier dissolved on July 28 after then premier Nawaz Sharif was disqualified in a corruption probe by the top court.
The fresh premier, Abbasi has elected his cabinet that comprises of Nasir Janjua as the national security advisor and Amir Muqam, Sardar Mehtab Abbasi, Irfan Siddique and Jam Mashooq Ali as his advisors.
Sartaj Aziz, former advisor to ex-premier is now to serve as deputy chairman of planning commission which is going to a portfolio equal to that of an advisor to the premier.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was initially PML-N’s candidate for interim premiership and Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif was to take over after a period of 45 days whereas the decision was reserved later on.
PM Abbasi will be occupying the office till the remaining tenure of PML-N, until mid 2018.
On the other hand, Kulsoom Nawaz, ousted premier’s wife is to contest by-polls in NA-120 constituency on September 17 for the lower House seat that fell vacant following Nawaz’s disqualification.