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Maryam Nawaz takes oath as first female Punjab CM

Maryam Nawaz takes oath as first female Punjab CM

Maryam Nawaz takes oath as first female Punjab CM

Maryam Nawaz takes oath as first female Punjab CM

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LAHORE: The newly-elected first ever female Chief Minister of the Punjab Maryam Nawaz has taken the oath of her office at the Governor’s House, here on Monday.

Punjab Governor Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman administered the oath to Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz.

On this occasion, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Quid Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, PML-N President Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, members of Punjab Assembly, along with a large number of party leaders and workers were present.

Earlier, during the session of the provincial assembly held in Lahore today, Maryam Nawaz of Pakistan Muslim League-N was elected as the first ever woman Chief Minister of Punjab. She secured two hundred twenty votes.

Speaker Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan announced the result of the voting process.

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Sunni Ittehad Council had fielded Rana Aftab Ahmad Khan as its candidate. However, the Council boycotted the entire electoral process.

Speaking in the House after her election, Maryam Nawaz announced various measures to provide relief to common man.

She said she is the Chief Minister of the whole province, irrespective of party affiliation.

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Maryam Nawaz said that doors of her chamber will always remain open even for the Opposition members as well.

She also thanked the party leadership including Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif and allied parties for showing confidence in her.

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She said that she has no sentiment of vendetta against any political opponent. She said that she wants to see Punjab as a successful business hub.

Earlier, the PA session started almost 40 minutes behind its scheduled time of 11:00 am with PA Speaker Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan in the chair.

The session started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran followed by Naat-e-Rasool-e-Maqbool (Peace Be Upon Him).

It should be noted that in the 327-member house of the Punjab Assembly, the Muslim League-N has the support of 224 members, while the number required to become the chief minister is 186.

On the other hand, the Sunni Ittehad Council has the support of 103 members.

Earlier, Nomination papers of PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz and Sunni Ittehad Council’s (SIC) Rana Aftab for the post of Punjab chief minister whereas of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)’s Syed Murad Ali Shah and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P)’s Ali Khurshidi have for the Sindh chief minister’s post have been declared valid after scrutiny.

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