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New Pakistan cabinet has first Hindu in 20 years

File picture of the Pakistan parliament. Photograph: (ANI)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 05, 2017, 04.26 AM (IST)

Pakistan’s new cabinet was sworn-in on Friday after the country’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took  charge.

The 44-member cabinet includes the first Hindu in the country's government in more than 20 years.

65-year-old Darshan Lal is a doctor from Sindh’s Mirpur Mathelo. He was elected to the national assembly on a reserved seat for minorities on PML-N ticket in 2013. 

He will be heading coordination between four provinces, The Times of India reported. 


 

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