Friday, February 4, 2011

Cabinet dissolution likely in 48 hours

Cabinet dissolution likely in 48 hours ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is expected to dissolve the Federal Cabinet in the next 48 hours, Geo News reported Thursday.

According to sources, the government is weighing two options – whether to dissolve the entire Federal Cabinet or reduce its size to half. If the PM decided to completely dissolve the cabinet, he would, in the next 24 hours, re-announce names of 10 to 12 ministers.

The existing Federal Cabinet consists of 62 members whereas, under the 18 amendment, the size of the Cabinet will be more than 11 percent of the total number of members of the Parliament.

Pakistan People’s Party Central Executive Committee’s meeting scheduled to be held here at the Presidency on Friday is also
expected to discuss the matter of Cabinet dissolution/ reduction, sources said.

According to political analysts, the government’s objective of reducing the size of the incumbent Cabinet is to project its improved image before the people.

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