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Senator Shibli Faraz takes oath as Minister for Information and Broadcasting

Senator Shibli Faraz takes oath

Senator Shibli Faraz takes oath as Minister for Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday.

President Dr. Arif Alvi administered the oath at a ceremony at President House in Islamabad.

Senator Shibli Faraz takes oath

However, the attendees strictly followed social distancing during the ceremony.

Syed Shibli Faraz is the son of prominent Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz and nephew of former speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Barrister Masood Kausar.

He did Masters in International Relations from the University de Los Andes (Colombia) in 1994.

Syed Shibli Faraz is also the current leader of the House in Senate of Pakistan.

He has been elected on a general seat of the Upper House from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the ticket of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Senator Shibli Faraz is an investment banker by profession and was a Pakistan Air Force pilot and then a civil servant.

The son of renowned Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz and his family is of Hindkowan background.

Government announced his appointment as minister yesterday.

First, Federal Minister and PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry broke the news in his tweet yesterday.

Shibli Faraz named information minister

In his tweet he posted: “Truly an honorable and dignified man @shiblifaraz  has been appointed new Information minister of Pak.”

However, political circles remain surprised over this development.

Specially, now Prime Minister Imran-led cabinet has a full fledged information minister.

And more surprisingly, now PM Khan has a special assistant besides a minister.

Earlier, Firdous Ashiq Awan remained sole official for information and broadcasting although he served as special assistant.

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