Buzdar sworn in as Punjab CM, exhibits austerity

By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE: PTI leader Sardar Usman Buzdar was sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab on Monday, formally ending the 10-year rule of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif.
Acting Governor Chaudhry Perviz Elahi administered the oath at the Darbar Hall with caretaker Punjab CM Dr Hassan Askari Rizvi, members of the provincial assembly, representatives from the armed forces, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership, lawyers and members of civil society in attendance.
The chief minister was presented a guard of honour by police as he came to his office. Officers and staff members welcomed the new chief minister.
Chief Secretary Punjab Akbar Hussain Durrani read out the order of the appointment during the ceremony which started with recitation from the holy Quran.
Prominent among the guests were governor-designate Chaudhry Muhamamd Sarwar, ministers of the caretaker cabinet including Ahmed Waqas Riaz and Zia Haider Rizvi, MPAs from the Southern Punjab, Senior PTI leaders former opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed, Aleem Khan, Dr Yasmin Rashid, Waleed Iqbal, MPAs, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Syed Kaleem Imam, the government functionaries and people from the newly elected Chief Minsiter Sardar Usman Buzdar”s constituency.
Another report adds: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Ahmad Khan Buzdar was fully confident during the oath taking ceremony at Governor’s House. He shook hands with acting governor Ch. Pervaiz Elahi after taking oath. The chief minister shook hands and affectionately hugged the people who congratulated him on the occasion.
The hall echoed with the sounds of applause after the completion of oath and former caretaker chief minister Dr Hasan Askari and caretaker ministers congratulated Usman Buzdar. Sardar Usman Buzdar used his personal car for taking oath at the governor’s house. Today, Usman Buzdar has set a new example of simplicity and austerity by using his personal car.

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