ISLAMABAD - The phase-wise announcement of the truncate Federal Cabinet would further plunge the government into deep trouble, as the move is by and large taken as an eyewash with just three new faces in the brigade of 22 inducted in the first phase here on Friday. Political observers termed it as 'old wine in new bottle as 19 out of 22 new inductees were part of the previous Cabinet with a few of them having serious credibility problem. It is believed that the move would add to the problems of the government as major political parties have termed it an eyewash with thin chances of any positive impact on the future governance of the incumbent political dispensation. The move was also not well-taken by some of the party leaders as it was generally believed and viewed as the Presidents men dominated cabinet wherein the loyalty and amity with Co-Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari and not the affiliation and services to the party were the yardstick. For the time being, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani had kept some eight portfolios including Water and Power, Human Rights, Information and Technology, Defence Production, Petroleum and Natural Resources, Overseas Pakistanis, Ports and Shipping and Housing and Works with him and the same would be allocated to ministers to be inducted in the second and final phase. Out of the 19 old faces some 12 ministers were having the same portfolios while the remaining seven ministers portfolios were changed with three new faces - two from Balochistan and one from FATA. According to the province-wise details of the allocation of berths in the Federal Cabinet in first phase eight slots each were given to Punjab and Sindh while three slots were allocated to Balochistan (two for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and one for FATA). The PPP coalition partners including ANP, PML-F, Balochistan National Party (Awami) and FATA were given one berth each in the new Federal Cabinet while the two key coalition partners - MQM and JUI-F - did not join the cabinet despite hectic efforts by the PPP top leadership are still under way. Only the FATA group has changed their candidate for the new cabinet and this time Engineer Shaukat Ullah has joined the new cabinet with changed portfolio as State and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) as earlier the FATA member in the defunct cabinet was Hamidullah Jan Afridi with the portfolio of Environment. Both the members of ANP and PML-F remained the same and with the same portfolios while BNP-A chief Mir Israrullah Zehri was given the portfolio of Food and Agriculture. He was earlier holding the portfolio of Postal Services. The heavy weights in the previous cabinet who could not secure berth in the federal cabinet in the first phase included Qamar Zaman Kaira, Nazar Mohammad Gondal, Sardar Aseff Ahmad Ali, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi. The sources in the party informed that Qureshi was in the list of the ministers to be sworn in on Friday but when he came to know that he would be losing the portfolio of the Foreign Affairs he expressed his inability to take oath. The sources in PPP said that in the second phase too these ministers would unlikely to become part of the Federal Cabinet as the pressure was mounting on the PPP to induct new faces in the upcoming second and final phase of cabinet expansion and if by the time the estranged coalition partners - MQM and JUI-F - decide to become part of the cabinet, it would become even more difficult for the PPP to accommodate some of the heavy weights dropped out now.