Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday reshuffled her 20-month-old cabinet. In the reshuffle, seven ministers were dropped from the 60-member Cabinet while portfolios of several others were changed.

Those dropped from the cabinet are: Water Resources Minister L.K. Siddiqui, Fisheries and Livestock Minister Sadeq Hossain Khoka, Minister without Portfolio Harunur Rashid Khan Monno, State Minister for Liberation War Affairs Redwan Ahmed, State Minister for Commerce Barkatullah Bulu, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Ebadur Rahman Chowdhury, State Minister for Post and Telecommunication Mohammed Ahsanul Haq Mollah.

Khaleda has been under pressure, especially from foreign donors, to downsize her Cabinet.