ISLAMABAD: Barrister Farogh Naseem was sworn in as the federal minister at a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Friday.
President Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath to him.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has reappointed the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan Senator Farogh Naseem as a federal minister, only two days after he resigned as the law minister to represent the Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa in the army chief extension case before the Supreme Court. Though his portfolio has not been announced yet but he is very likely to resume as the federal law minister.
Talking to media on Nov 28, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan had said the re-induction of former minister for law and justice Dr Farogh Naseem in the federal cabinet was the prerogative of the prime minister.
The Supreme Court on Nov 28 directed the government to complete legislation regarding extension of an army chief in six months.
A three member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa heard the case.
The top judge of Pakistan had granted the army chief conditional permission to continue his service for the next six months until the law is finalised about the extension. He had said the case was now rested with the parliament.
In its historic judgement, the apex court had said that an extension in army chief’s tenure was made by the president in consultation with the prime minister. According to the documents, the federal government controlled the Pakistan Army, it had said.
The chief justice had pronounced the short order, while the detailed verdict would be announced later.