Eight-member Punjab cabinet takes oath in first phase

Eight-member Punjab cabinet takes oath in first phase

Lahore (Web Desk): In the first phase, an eight-member new cabinet of Punjab took oath at Governor House in Lahore on Monday night.

Earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti administered the oath to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman as the new Governor of Punjab.

Soon after, Governor Baligh administered oath to the members of the cabinet.

The cabinet members include, Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Sardar Owais Khan Leghari, Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, Khawaja Salman Rafique, Syed Hassan Murtaza, Ataullah Tarar, Chaudhry Bilal Asghar and Ali Hider Gillani.

Earlier on Monday, President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday approved appointment of Baligh Ur Rehman as Punjab governor.

According to a statement shared on Twitter, the president confirmed that the approval was given on the advice of the prime minister under Article 101 (1) of the Constitution.