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August 29,2018

11 member KP cabinet takes oath, Kamran Bangash left out

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PESHAWAR: The 11-member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet took oath as Provincial Ministers at Governor House here on Wednesday.

Acting Governor KP, Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani administered oath to the members of newly elected cabinet of KP during an impressive ceremony.

Those who were administered oath including Senior Minister Muhammad Atif Khan (Tourism), Shahram Khan Tarkai (Local Government), Taimur Salim Jhagra (Finance), Shakeel Khan (Revenue), Mohibullah Khan (Agriculture), Amjad Ali Khan (Mineral Development), Hasham Inamullah (Health), Syed Ishtiaq Urmar (Forests), Qalandar Lodhi (Food), Sultan Muhammad Khan (Law) and Akbar Ayub portfolio would be announced later on.

The Acting Governor Mushtaq Ghani congratulated the newly appointed Provincial Ministers and expressed the hope that they would utilize their full energies for betterment of masses and strengthening of their departments.

‘Youngest minister’

Khyber Pakhtun-khwa Information Technology Minister-designate Kamran Khan Bangash is one of the youngest cabinet members in the country.

Having done his BCS in Computer Sciences, he was elected member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from PK-77, Peshawar on the ticket of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the July 25 general election. “My aim is to serve the country and the province as per the plans of Prime Minister Imran Khan. I will do my best to improve my ministry,” he told The News.

The young members of the PTI are happy with Kamran Bangash election victory and later his induction in the provincial cabinet. He took notice of a video on Tuesday in which an official of the Agriculture University in Peshawar was seen beating up a student at pistol point.

Kamran Bangash said he had spoken to the vice-chancellor of Agriculture University Peshawar about the incident. “The vice-chancellor has already been asked by the chief minister to submit a report,” Kamran said adding the official in question had been suspended and an inquiry ordered into the incident.

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