A 25-member Federal cabinet took oath here on Friday.

President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath to the Ministers and Ministers of State at a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The cabinet comprises sixteen (16) Ministers and nine (9) Ministers of State.

The Federal Ministers including their portfolios are; Ishaq Dar would hold charge of Finance Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Interior Minister, Khuwaja Asif Minister of Water and Power, Khaqan Abbasi Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Kamran Micheal Minister for Religious Harmony, Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi Minister for Industries, Khwaja Saad Rafiq Minister for Railways, Rana Tanweer  Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Sikandar Hayat Bosan Minister for Overseas Pakistanis,  Zahid Hamid Minister for Law, Barjees Tahir Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Sadruddin Rashdi Minister for Food and Security, Abdul Qadir Baloch Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON)‚ Sardar Yousuf Minister for Religious Affairs, Ahsan Iqbal was given the Ministry of Planning, Science and Technology while Pervez Rashid would be a Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

The Ministers of State are Mian Balighur Rehman‚ Usman Ibrahim‚ Khurram Dastagir‚ Jam Kamal‚ Sheikh Aftab Ahmed‚ Abdul Hakeem Baloch‚ Saira Afzal Tarar‚ Anoshe Rehman and Pir Aminul Hasnat.

Sartaj Aziz and Retired Capitan Shujaat Azeem have been appointed as Advisors to the Prime Minister. Sartaj Aziz has been appointed as Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs while Shujaat Azeem has been appointed Advisor on Aviation.

Sanaullah Zehri and Tariq Fatmi have been appointed Special Assistants to the Prime Minister.

Sartaj Aziz has been appointed as Advisors to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs while Captain (retd) Shujaat Azeem has been appointed as Advisor on Aviation. Sanaullah Zehri has appointed as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif‚ Chairman Senate‚ Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq‚ parliamentarians‚ Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee‚ Services Chiefs‚ politicians‚ diplomats and high officials.