The prime minister has appointed lawmaker Maryam Aurangzeb as Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting.
She was elected on a reserved seat for women in the 2013 general elections. Aurangzeb is said to be close to Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and was a part of Maryam`s team overseeing the education sector. She is also the parliamentary secretary for interior. Her mother, Tahira Aurangzeb, is also an MNA.
The development comes as the premier asked Pervaiz Rasheed to step down amid a probe into Dawn’s story “Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military”, which reported details of a high level civil-military meeting discussing the issue of Pakistan’s banned outfits.