ISLAMABAD - The PPP-led ruling coalition government Friday made important changes in the federal cabinet with induction of eleven new ministers –five federal ministers and six ministers of state.President Asif Ali Zardari administered oath to them at the President House. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, cabinet members, parliamentarians and senior officials attended the ceremony. Ten out of the eleven new ministers belong to the PPP while Abbas Afridi is a senator from Fata.Informed sources said PPP’s two important coalition partners –ANP and MQM – have expressed their reservations on this development saying they were not taken on board. With the induction new ministers the size of the already bludgeoning cabinet has further increased to 54. It now comprises of 34 federal ministers, 14 state ministers and six special advisors.The new federal ministers are: Qamar Zaman Kaira, Rana Muhammad Farooq Saeed Khan, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Nazar Muhammad Gondal and Ms Farzana Raja. The ministers of state who took the oath are: Nawabzada Malik Amad Khan, Miss Raheela Baloch, Abbas Khan Afridi, Tasneem Qureshi, Malik Azmat Khan and Syed Sumsam Ali Shah Bokhari. Portfolios of the new ministers would be notified soon. Most of these new entrants have in fact been federal or state ministers in the past.The old 29 cabinet faces include federal ministers Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Makhdoom Amin Faheem, Arbab Almagir, Ahmad Mukhtar, Hina Rabbani Khar, Faisal Saleh Hayat, Wajahat Hussain, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Hazar Khan Bajarani, Firdous Ashiq Awan, A Rehman Malik, Mian Manzoor Wattoo, Farooq Naek, Khuda Bux Rajar, Israrullah Zehri, Samina Khalid Ghurki, Farooq Sattar, Dr Asim Hussain, Babar Ghauri, Muhammad Umar Gorgage, Ghous Bux Mehar, Anwar Ali Cheema, Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Syed Khurshid Shah, Changez Khan Jamali, Shaukat Ullah, Makhdoom Shahabuddin and Syed Naveed Qamar.Those eight members already having portfolios of state ministers are: Sardar Shahjahan Yousaf, Sheikh Waqas Akram, Sardar Bahadur Khan Sehar, Muhammad Raza Hayat Haraj, Akram Masih Gill, Dr Ndeem Ehsan, Rana Asif Tauseef and Khawaja Sheraz Mehmood. Similarly, four existing advisers to the Prime Minister are Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar (Human Rights), Raja Basharat (Industries), Ghulam Farooq Awan (Law and Justice and Parliamentary Affairs) and Dr Paul Bhatti (National Harmony); and four special assistants to Prime Minister are: Syed Qasim Shah, Kamal Majidullah, Ahmad Yar Hiraj and Shahnaz Wazir Ali.Meanwhile, the recent move of PPP to include ten out of eleven ministers from its own ranks in the coalition government it leads is most likely to annoy MQM.“MQM may raise objection over this cabinet expansion for not entertaining even a single member from the party and the junior partner in ruling alliance is likely to once again demand Sindh home ministry in a sort of compensation,” MQM sources told TheNation.Sources said, the MQM had already conveyed its demand to the top leadership of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) to replace incumbent Home Minister Manzoor Wasan of PPP with Muttahida’s nominee saying it would help “control law and order situation and nab extortionists in Karachi”. “Now, Muttahida will be in a better position to put further pressure on PPP,” the sources said.They said MQM was not much interested in securing more federal cabinet slots but it would try to cash in on this keeping them out of the cabinet expansion to secure gains in Sindh government in order to strengthen their grip in the province. MQM is eyeing on Sindh home ministry especially to deal with fast emerging alliance of its opposition forces in Karachi, the added.As part of its pressure tactics, an MQM national assembly member on floor of the house threatened to boycott upcoming budget if the federal government did not accommodate their party’s proposals for the budget 2012-13. Some three weeks ago Muttahida had announced to boycott President Zardari’s address to the joint session of parliament to what it said record its protest over Sindh’s government’s inaction over the rising incidence of extortion in Karachi. But later it reversed its decision when Zardari telephoned Altaf Hussain late into the night before his address. It was also observed that after the PPP succeeded in wooing MQM on the eleventh hour, its members showed no sign of estrangement and joined their coalition partners in supporting the president with non-stop desk-thumping.