Imran Khan ministry
|Date formed||20 August 2018|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Mamnoon Hussain (until 9 September 2018)|
Arif Alvi (from September 2018)
|Head of government||Imran Khan|
|Member party||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf |
Confidence and supply:
|Status in legislature||Senators|
49 / 100 (49%)National Assembly
178 / 342 (52%)
|Opposition party||Pakistan Muslim League (N)|
|Opposition leader||Shehbaz Sharif|
|Legislature term(s)||15th Parliament of Pakistan|
|Predecessor||Mulk caretaker ministry|
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The Khan ministry is the current government of Pakistan which was formed by Imran Khan following his successful election as Prime Minister of Pakistan by the National Assembly. The Cabinet has 25 Federal Ministers, 5 Ministers of state and 6 Advisors most of whom assumed office on 20 August 2018.
|Advisors to the Prime Minister|
|Name||Party||Portfolio||Status||Assumed office||Left office|
|Ishrat Hussain||Tehnocrat||Institutional Reforms and Austerity||Federal Minister||20 August 2018||Incumbent|
|Mirza Shahzad Akbar||PTI||Interior and Accountability||Federal Minister||22 July 2020||Incumbent|
|Abdul Razak Dawood||PTI||Commerce and Investment||Federal Minister||20 August 2018||Incumbent|
|Babar Awan||PTI||Parliamentary Affairs||Federal Minister||6 April 2020||Incumbent|
|Special Assistants to the Prime Minister|
|Name||Party||Portfolio||Status||Assumed office||Left office|
|Malik Amin Aslam||PTI||Climate Change||Federal Minister||20 August 2018||Incumbent|
|Dr. Faisal Sultan||Technocrat||National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination||Federal Minister||3 August 2020||Incumbent|
|Sania Nishtar (Senator)||PTI||Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety||Federal Minister||10 June 2019||Incumbent|
|Shehzad Arbab||PTI||Establishment Division||Federal Minister||11 April 2020||Incumbent|
|Dr. Moeed W. Yusuf||Technocrat||National Security Adviser||Federal Minister||24 December 2019||Incumbent|
|Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari||PTI||Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development||Minister of State||18 September 2018||Incumbent|
|Malik Aamir Dogar (MNA)||PTI||Political Affairs||Minister of State||15 November 2020||Incumbent|
|Dr Waqar Masood Khan||Technocrat||Finance and Revenue||Minister of State||6 October 2020||24 August 2021|
|Ali Nawaz Awan (MNA)||PTI||Capital Development Authority Affairs||Minister of State||6 November 2018||Incumbent|
|Usman Dar||PTI||Youth Affairs||Honorary||3 Dec 2018||Incumbent|
|Jamshed Iqbal Cheema||PTI||National Food Security and Research||Honorary||19 April 2021||Incumbent|
|Raoof Hasan||Technocrat||Information and Broadcasting||Honorary||24 October 2020||Incumbent|
|Tabish Gohar||Technocrat||Energy||Honorary||30 March 2021||21 September 2021|
|Yar Muhammad Rind (MPA)||PTI||Water Resources, Power and Petroleum in Balochistan||Honorary||20 March 2019||Incumbent|
|Shahbaz Gill||PTI||Political Communication||Honorary||13 May 2020||Incumbent|
|Arbab Ghulam Rahim||PTI||Sindh Affairs||Honorary||28 July 2021||Incumbent|
|Nawab Shahzain Bugti (MNA)||JWP||Reconciliation and Harmony in Balochistan||Honorary||7 July 2021||Incumbent|
Khan announced his cabinet soon after taking the oath, he kept the ministry of interior to himself. His choice for ministries was criticized as he came into power on the slogan of Change and New Pakistan but most of his appointees were previously ministers during the era of Pervez Musharraf and some served in PPP government which followed Musharraf era. He was criticized by supporters and critics for settling for "Diet Reform" as Musharraf pursued rather than the real change that was embodied by the PTI. Some supporters defended Khan since the PTI was in a coalition government and needed "electables" to win the election.
Khusro Bakhtiar served as a minister during Musharraf's regime, as well as an MNA in the PML-N coalition government Shafqat Mehmood was a member of the PPP from 1990 until he joined Musharraf regime soon after 1999 coup and became provincial minister. Farogh Naseem has been part of Musharraf's legal team representing him against treason charges which aroused speculation on PTI's stance on if Pervez Musharraf will be tried for treason. Tariq Bashir Cheema has been minister in a past PPP government. Fehmida Mirza has been Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan in a PPP government. Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad served as a minister during the Musharraf era as well as a former MNA of the PML-N. Ghulam Sarwar Khan also served as a minister during Musharraf regime. Zubaida Jalal Khan was a minister and held the same portfolio during Musharraf era. Fawad Chaudhry was media coordinator in the political party formed by Musharraf as well a special Assistant to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Shah Mehmood Qureshi held the same portfolio in a PPP government. Babar Awan also served in a past PPP government. Malik Amin Aslam held same portfolio under Musharraf government but is more of a technocrat than a politician. Abdul Razak Dawood was commerce minister for Musharraf as well. Omar Ayub Khan was the minister of state for finance in Shaukat Aziz's cabinet during the Pervez Musharraf regime. Ali Muhammad Mahar was the former Chief Minister of Sindh during the Musharraf regime. Firdous Ashiq Awan, also served as Federal Minister of Information in PPP government.
On 18 April 2019, the cabinet saw a reshuffle after Asad Umar stepped down as the finance minister.
On 6 April 2020, the cabinet saw another reshuffle. In late April 2020, PTI Senator Shibli Faraz was appointed as the information minister. Meanwhile, retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa was appointed as special assistant to the prime minister for information replacing Firdous Ashiq Awan.
In April 2021, Shaukat Tarin was appointed as finance minister, the fourth person to hold the post in the last two years, as Prime Minister Imran Khan made his sixth cabinet reshuffle since assuming power.
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