Mehbooba Mufti’s brother Tassaduq takes oath as minister


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s brother Tassaduq Hussain Mufti on Thursday took oath as a minister in the state Cabinet. Javaid Mustafa Mir and Abdul Rehman Veeri were also sworn in.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N. N. Vohra administered the oath of office and secrecy, to the three ministers at Raj Bhavan here. Tassaduq, a noted cinematographer, joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at a function on January 7, which was organised to commemorate his father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s first death anniversary.
He was nominated to fill up a vacancy in the State Legislative Council created after the resignation of Vikramaditya Singh, on December 22.