Minister of State Zartaj Gul Wazir will be ousted from the cabinet for promoting and appointing her sister as National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) director.
Shabnam Gul was serving as assistant professor, a Grade 18 officer, at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU).
Severe criticism on the social media from journalists and citizens was seen in response to the appointment.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudry had supported the decision to make her Nacta director.
Special Co-ordinator for Prime Minister for Political Affairs Naeemul Haque said on social media the prime minister has issued instructions to Zartaj Gul to take the letter written to Nacta back.
He said, the prime minister made it clear that no one can promote their relatives or friends by using their positions.
He said, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also opposed nepotism.