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Pakistan''s cabinet dissolved.

ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (KUNA) - The federal cabinet of Pakistan was dissolved on

Wednesday for resizing and abolishing the concurrent ministries.

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani addressing cabinet's meeting

announced the dissolution of the cabinet after the ministers tendered their

resignations to pave way for a new and smaller cabinet.

Prime Minister Gilani addressing the former members of the cabinet paid

them rich tributes for achieving several successes in different fields. He

expressed gratitude to them for their assistance and improving governance in

all areas.

The cabinet has been dissolved under the Eighteenth Amendment that

abolishes concurrent legislative list from the Constitution and trims down the

size of the cabinet.

Pakistan, a country of 170 million people, had a bulky cabinet of 61

ministers, and state ministers. Even, the United States, with a population of

310 million, has 16 Cabinet members and Nigeria with a population of about 150

million people has fewer than 40 ministers.

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