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New Punjab CM vows to end status quo, corruption

LAHORE: Newly elected Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Sunday vowed to resolve the issues faced by the province as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. 

Speaking in the provincial assembly after being elected as leader of the house, he said he will bring the best team and focus all energies on the service of the public.

“We have to bring improvements to institutions and do away with status quo,” he told the house, adding that his only merit to be appointed to the coveted post is his hailing from an underprivileged area of the province.

He announced to fix and bring the Punjab police at par with that of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He said his top priority would be good governance and taming corruption.

Mr Buzdar thanked the opposition for taking part in the democratic process.

Earlier, Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi presided over the Punjab Assembly session during which the election for leader of the house took place.

The election was held by the method of division of the house. Mr Buzdar received 186 votes while his rival, PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz, bagged 159 votes.

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