Pakistan News: Government’s coalition partners and opposition parties had asked for two more days to propose their suggestions on federal cabinet reshuffle, the final decision is now expected on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister Gilani, approached the coalition partners as well as the opposition parties on February 4, seeking their input on the cabinet reformation by today. However all the parties found the time allocated insufficient and have demanded two more days for their absolute reply.
Gilani is likely to reduce his cabinet of 52 ministers, one of the largest in the world, to between 20 and 30, the senior party official said. Most of the shed portfolios will devolve to Pakistan’s four provinces under a recently passed constitutional amendment.
The sources told Dawn that there were adequate chances that the Interior Minister Malik might be appointed as a political advisor to the President Zardari, However the final decision would be made on Wednesday.