Jawad Sohrab Malik 78th Member Of 'Largest Ever Federal Cabinet'

Jawad Sohrab Malik 78th Member Of 'Largest Ever Federal Cabinet'
The Federal Cabinet, the 'largest ever', has inducted one more member, Muhammad Jawad Sohrab Malik,  with the total now standing at 78.

According to a notification issued by the Prime Minister's Office, the said officer will serve as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, and will have the status of a Minister of State.

Who is Jawad Sohrab Malik?

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chose a secret venue for important meetings when Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif recently visited London, before and after his visit to the United Nations.

Senior journalist and Geo News London correspondent Murtaza Ali Shah had revealed a few weeks back that the meetings took place at Malik's London apartment instead of the residences and offices of the party.

While these meetings led to the return of Ishaq Dar, it is also expected that the premier might have also discussed the appointment of the next army chief with the elder Sharif, at the said apartment.

Jawad Sohrab is the chairman and CEO of Sohrab Foundation. He is the nephew of federal minister and former Senate chairman Mian Muhammad Soomro.

His brother, Fahad Malik, a British-Pakistani lawyer, was murdered by a group of gangsters in Islamabad during the PML-N's previous term.

Also read: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Resigns From Party Position

A day earlier, prominent leader Muhammad Zubair confirmed the resignation of party stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The former prime minister stepped down as the senior vice president of PMLN.

“Yes, he has resigned as the senior vice president of the party,” Zubair said when asked about the reports surrounding the resignation.

He added, “The resignation doesn’t affect his standing as a political leader of vast experience and insight. The party needs him and he is still a part of it.”

The news about the aforesaid resignation was reported earlier that day. Abbasi had reportedly told Nawaz Sharif three years back that it would be hard for him to work with Maryam Nawaz if she was elevated to the role of senior vice president of the party.

To a query, Abbasi had said that he had not communicated with Maryam Nawaz since her return from London.

It was reported earlier that the top PML-N leadership was uneasy at the new role granted to the party supremo’s daughter.