Additional charge: Khawaja Asif made defence minister

Nov 27, 2013| Courtesy by :

Federal Minister for Water and Power Development Khawaja Asif was handed the defence ministry on Wednesday, Express News reported.


Federal Minister for Water and Power Development Khawaja Asif. PHOTO: REUTERS.

Asif will remain the water and power minister.

Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed was also given the additional charge of the law ministry.

The appointments came on the day new Chief of the Army Staff and new Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff Committee were appointed.

Soon after taking charge, Asif called a special meeting to discuss the missing persons case. He has asked all the concerned officials to attend the meeting.

The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz leader took oath as a member of the federal government on June 7.

Asif had said that he aimed to shift the country’s energy mix in three years to tackle the crippling power shortages blamed for devastating the economy.