LAHORE - The PML-N, which nominated 25-member federal cabinet on Friday, found most of the wisdom in central Punjab as nine of its federal ministers and four state ministers are from the districts lie in the central regions of the province.

The party that swept the 2013 polls in Punjab may allocate good share to other regions of the province while forming its cabinet for Punjab but the names of the probable candidates for the provincial cabinet appearing in the media suggest that central Punjab is expected to take the big piece of cake again.

The federal ministers belong to the districts of central Punjab are: Ishaq Dar, Lahore, Rana Tanvir Hussain, Sheikhupura, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Sialkot, Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Lahore, Zahid Hamid, Sialkot, Pervez Rasheed, Lahore, Kamran Michael, Lahore, Ahsan Iqbal, Narowal and Barjees Tahir is from Sheikhupura.  The state ministers are: Usman Ibrahim from Gujranwala, Khurram Dastagir, Gujranwala, Saira Afzal Tarar, Hafizabad while Anoushe Rehman belongs to Lahore.

Four cabinet members -- two federal ministers and two state ministers -- are taken from north Punjab: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan from Rawalpindi and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from Rawalpindi. State minister Sheikh Aftab Ahmed is from Attock while Pir Aminul Hasnat hails from Sargodha.

The new ruling party included one federal minister and one state minister from south Punjab: Sikandar Bosan is from Multan and Mian Balighur Rehman represents Bahawalpur.  The PML-N leaders from south Punjab are hoping that they may be accommodated by given the governorship of Punjab but it is still not clear that governor will be taken from South Punjab.

Some of the party leaders are saying that governor may be picked from north or with little possibility from central Punjab.

According to the PML-N leadership, the party’s high command needs serious brain storming to allocate power share to central Punjab and other regions.