In the first phase, an eight-member cabinet of Punjab was sworn in at the Governor’s House in Lahore on Monday night.
The cabinet was sworn in by newly appointed Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman.
Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz and other high-ups were present on the occasion. The CM Punjab also felicitated the new cabinet members.
Punjab Chief Secretary Kamran Ali Afzal read out the notification regarding the appointments of the ministers.
According to the notification, Rana Mohammad Iqbal, Sardar Ovais Khan Laghari, Malik Mohammad Ahmad Khan, Khawaja Salman Rafique, Hassan Murtaza, Ataullah Tarar, Chaudhry Bilal Asghar and Aly Haider Gillani took oath as ministers.
After the oath-taking ceremony, Hamza vowed to solve issues of the people and said, “our motive is to serve mankind.”
“We will move ahead with new hope and spirit and our first and last priority is to solve the issues of the masses,” he said.
PUNJAB GOVERNOR: Earlier, PML-N member Balighur Rehman took oath of the office of governor. Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti administered the oath on him.
Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz, senior officials and dignitaries attended the oath-taking ceremony.
President Arif Alvi erlier in the day approved the summary to appoint Baligh as governor on the advice of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif under Article 101(1) of the Constitution of Pakistan.