Appointment of Abdul Patel as Pak’s new health minister comes under heavy criticism

The appointment of Abdul Qadir Patel as Pakistan’s new health minister on Tuesday has come under heavy criticism, with opposition party members pointing to criminal cases against him as well as his qualification to lead the crucial ministry.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s 34-member cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday after several days of delay. The Cabinet consists of 31 Ministers and three Ministers of State.

Qadir Patel, 53, a member of the National Assembly of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), has been given the portfolio of national health services.

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