37-member Punjab cabinet takes oath in Lahore

37-member Punjab cabinet takes oath in Lahore

Lahore (Web Desk): A 37-member Punjab cabinet was sworn in at a ceremony held at the Governor’s House in Lahore on Sunday evening.

Punjab Governor Baligh-ur-Rehman administered the oath to the provincial ministers.

The ceremony was attended by members of  Punjab Assembly, information secretary and a large number of dignitaries.

The ministers who took the oath included Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Maher Ijaz Ahmad Achalana, Siddique Khan Baloch, Kazim Ali Pirzada, Chaudhry Shafiq, Malik Nadeem Kamran, Mian Yawar Zaman, Colonel (retd) Ayub Gadhi, Chaudhry Iqbal Gujjar, Muhammad Manshaullah Butt, Tanveer Aslam Malik, Jahangir Khanzada, Rana Mashhood Ahmed and Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman.

The provincial cabinet also includes Khawaja Imran Nazir, Bilal Yasin, Malik Saiful Mulok Khokhar, Fida Hussain Wattoo, Rana Ejaz Noon, Ms. Uzma Zahid Bukhari, Khalil Tahir Sindhu, Colonel (Rtd) Rana Muhammad Tariq, Ghulam Qasim Hanjara, Zaheer Iqbal Chanar, Zeeshan Rafiq, Sania Ashiq, Syed Hasan Murtaza, Syed Ali Haider Gilani, Bilal Asghar Waraich, Qasim Abbas Linga, Malik Asad Khokhar, Ahmed Ali Aulakh, Sabatin Bukhari, Saba Sadiq, Rana Liaquat, Ashraf Ansari and Imran Khalid Butt.

The decision to immediately form the provincial cabinet was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif earlier in the day.

On Friday, Deputy Speaker Dost Mazari on rejected 10 Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) votes during the Punjab CM election.

Following Mazari’s ruling, PTI and PML-Q approached SC, however, in its decision, the apex court on Saturday limited Hamza’s power and directed him to work as 'trustee CM' and adjourned the hearing till Monday.