Pakistani PM sacks two ministers

18:10, December 14, 2010      

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Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday removed two federal ministers who leveled allegations of corruption against each other, the PM office said.

Azam Swati, Minister for Science and Technology, and Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Minister for Religious Affairs, were sacked after Swati accused Kazmi of involving in corruption in Hajj affairs.

Both sacked ministers publicly leveled corruption allegations and Swati on Monday submitted an application against Kazmi in the Supreme Court.

The PM office said that Syed Khursheed Shah has been appointed as new Minister for Religious Affairs. He has been given additional charge of Minister for Labor and Manpower.

Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali has been appointed as Minister for Information Technology. He has been given additional charge of Minister for Education, a statement from the PM office said.

Makhdoom Shahabuddin has been appointed as Minister for Defense Production and given the additional charge of Minister for Health.

Source: Xinhua
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