News Desk:

LAHORE: Speaker of the National Assembly, Raja Pervez Ashraf administered the oath to the newly elected Chief Minister of Punjab, Hamza Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday. Hamza Shehbaz was sworn in as the CM of Punjab hours after Governor Punjab Omar Sarfaraz Cheema rejected the resignation of Usman Buzdar as the CM.

The oath-taking ceremony took a place at the Governor’s House in Punjab.

In unprecedented scenes today, Buzdar’s cabinet was “restored” by Cheema, according to former provincial education minister Murad Raas, which even convened for a meeting, as guests were arriving at the Governor House to attend Hamza’s oath-taking ceremony.

The ceremony eventually began with the recitation of the Holy Quran and a naat, after which Hamza — clad in a sherwani — was sworn in as the chief executive of Punjab, picking up a mantle held three times by his father, Shehbaz Sharif.

While the ceremony was underway, Governor Cheema urged the chief justice to take notice of the “ghunda gardi” at the Governor House. He also said the “drama of a fake chief minister’s oath” was being performed in an “unconstitutional” manner.

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