Khurram Dastgir Given Additional Cabinet Position as Foreign Minister


PML-N Lawmaker and Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir has been given additional position in the cabinet as the Foreign Minister.

Khawaja Asif had left a hole in the cabinet with his disqualification by the Islamabad High Court on basis of Article 62(1)(f). Khawaja Asif was disqualified for not disclosing his foreign employment in the nomination papers.

The former Foreign Minister has applied for a review petition in Supreme Court. But till then someone had to take charge as the Foreign Minister to fill the gap.

Khurram Dastgir the incumbent Defence Minister since 2017 has been given additional charge as Foreign Minister.

Dastgir was made the Defence Minister when Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had made a new cabinet following disqualification of Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Before this Khurram Dastgir served as the Commerce Minister from 2013 to 2017.


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