The federal cabinet is likely to be expanded as eight to 10 new members are expected to be inducted next month, sources said. 

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet currently includes 16 ministers and five advisers. However, several key ministries lie vacant.

According to sources, the prime minister was briefed regarding the ministries and was told that several are vacant owing to which the advisers are facing difficulty in fulfilling their roles and the decision making process.

The prime minister was informed that a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) was held, however, there are six ministries related to it which do not have someone on the top post, sources  further said.

Ministries of transportation, power division, privatisation, national food security, statistics and water resources do not have a minister which is why important decisions pertaining to them cannot be made, the sources further added regarding the briefing to PM Imran.

PM Imran then decided that appointments be made on the vacant ministries.