Decoding the Proxy Cabinet

In the new cabinet, not a single member of the minority communities of Pakistan has been included, not even for the Ministry of inter-faith harmonyIn the new cabinet, Parvez Khattak, who was the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from May 31, 2013, to June 6, 2018, is now sworn in as new Defence Minister. Khattak's political journey started with the Pakistan People's Party. As the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Khattak, he has been closely associated with fanatic Islamic parties in recent years. He has also provided a large number of funds to Darul Haqqaniya, which has been the centre of Taliban movement in recent years. He also made a political alliance with its patron Sami ul Haq’s political part Jamiyat Ulema-e-Islam- S, in these elections.