In order to convince the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) to join the cabinet, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has nominated names of bureaucrats as well as probable nominees for governorships in the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Sindh.
Sources familiar with the backdoor negotiations for the formation of a government following the dismissal of Imran Khan have indicated that the prime minister will approach the PPP once more for participation in the federal cabinet.
“His past two attempts to win over PPP have already proven to be fruitless,” they claimed.
Furthermore, sources claim that Fawad Hasan Fawad, the former principal secretary of Nawaz Sharif, will be appointed as an adviser to the prime minister and that Azam Suleman, the former chief secretary of Punjab during the PML-N’s tenure, may also be appointed to a key position in the federal government, according to sources.
As part of the new structure, “the names of Akram Durrani and Waseem Akhtar have been submitted as governors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, respectively,” the officials stated.
The prime minister’s office has also nominated the names of 25 bureaucrats who have served under the leadership of the PML-N in both Punjab and the federal government.
The bureaucrats included BPS-22 officers Babar Hayat Tarar, Yousuf Naseem Khokhar, and Shaukat Ali, as well as BPS-21 officers Nabeel Awan, Mohiuddin Wani, Imdad Ullah Bosal, Hamid Yaqoob, Rashid Langrial, Ali Murtaza, Abdullah Sunbul, and Nadeem Mehboob, as well as BPS-22 officers Babar Hayat Tarar.
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Additional BPS-20 officers, including Ahsan Bhutta, Sajid Zafar, and Mujahid Sher Dil, as well as BPS-19 officers Umair Ahmed Syed and Irfan Nawaz, have also been shortlisted for jobs in the federal government, according to sources.
They further stated that if the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is successful in forming a government in Punjab, the officers will remain in the province.