The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has restructured its cabinet by removing nine ministers from their positions, while also assigning additional powers to two advisers and one special assistant to the chief minister.
Former Justice Arshad Qaiser has been appointed as the Minister of Jail Affairs, Relief, and Social Welfare, while Ahmed Rasool Bangash has been entrusted with the portfolios of Finance, Revenue, and Excise & Taxation.
According to the administration’s announcement, Asef Rafeeq Khokhar will now head the Ministries of Food, Forestry, and Agriculture, while Dr. Najibullah has been given control over the departments of Science, Information Technology, and Sports.
Furthermore, Dr. Mohammad Qasim Jan has been assigned the task of overseeing Elementary, Secondary, and Higher Education, while retired Justice Arshad Hussain Shah will be responsible for Law, Parliamentary Affairs, and Religious Affairs.
Syed Aamir Abdullah has been designated for the administration of new subsidiary regions.
In Balochistan, a five-member interim cabinet has been sworn in, with pledges of allegiance to the province’s welfare. The advisers and special assistants to the Chief Minister have also been granted additional responsibilities, according to the administrative statement.
Dr. Riaz Anwar has been designated as the head of the Health, Labor, and Population Welfare department, while Sardar Faraz Ali Shah has been entrusted with the Ministries of C&W, Planning & Development, and Public Health.
Moreover, Special Assistant Zafarullah Khan has been assigned the responsibilities of Irrigation and Housing.
These changes signify a significant shift in the administrative landscape of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, as various ministers, advisers, and special assistants are realigned to take charge of crucial departments and sectors. The restructuring is aimed at enhancing governance efficiency and addressing the diverse needs of the provinces’ populations.