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Tuesday, April 09, 2013
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Karachi

 

Six new caretaker ministers, two advisers and a special assistant are likely to be inducted in the Sindh caretaker cabinet. The cabinet already consists of 16 ministers and three advisers.

 

Justice (retd) Zahid Kurban Alavi has decided to add nine more caretakers in his cabinet, one of new ministers to be appointed told The News on Monday.Initially, the caretaker chief minister had announced the Sindh cabinet would be “very small” but with passage of time, Alavi was increasing the number of ministers, which, for one observer, reflected his “disappointing attitude”.

 

A bureaucrat, apparently in a light mood, said the caretaker cabinet should be considered a small one as compared to the 62 ministers, advisers and special assistants of the former Pakistan People’s Party-led Sindh government.

 

The Chief Minister House spokesperson neither confirmed nor denied the induction of new faces in the cabinet.Former additional secretary home Dr Shafqat Abbasi, former Sindh High Court justice Ghulam Nabi Soomro, former secretary irrigation Shuja Junejo and Fayaz Sheikh are some of the names likely to join the cabinet in the coming days.