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Saturday, November 06, 1999, updated at 11:08(GMT+8)
World Six More Ministers Nominated in Pakistan

Pakistan's Chief Executive General Pervaiz Musharraf Thursday announced the appointment of six more ministers of the new cabinet after the coup on October 12.

Zubeda Jalal was nominated as minister of education, science and technology and became the only female among the eight known ministers. According to officially-released biodata, Jalal carries "rich experience in the fields of education and social work."

Retired Lt. Gen. Moinuddin Haider will assume the office of minister of interior and narcotics. Omer Asghar Khan, who holds a master's degree in economics, will be responsible for local government and rural development.

Abdur Razzaq Daud, a "very well-known and respected industrialist and educationist," will serve as minister of commerce, industry and production in the cabinet.

Abdul Malik Kansi and Shafqat Jamote were nominated as minister of labor, manpower and health and minister of food and agriculture, respectively.

According to their biodata, Kansi is a dedicated professional in the medical field and Jamote, a Ph.D. from the United States, is a competent statesman.

Foreign Minister Abdus Sattar and Finance Minister Shaukat Aziz were appointed earlier by General Musharraf, who led a coup last month and dismissed the former government.

General Musharraf said he would set up a small-size cabinet which will work under the guide of a seven-member National Security Council headed by himself.

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