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Justice Athar Minallah takes oath as Chief Justice of IHC

ISLAMABAD: Justice Athar Minallah on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) in a ceremony at President House here. President Arif Alvi administered the oath of office to Justice Athar Minallah. Justice Minallah took oath as the new Chief Justice of IHC after Justice Anwar Khan Kasi attained the age of superannuation and retired on Tuesday. After retirement of Justice Anwar Kasi, the judges strength in IHC goes down to four, three lesser then the total number of judges in the high…

Federal cabinet to extend further as five new minister take oath tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved another extension in federal cabinet as, five new federal ministers and one state minister will take oaths on Friday (tomorrow). According to details, Muhammad Mian Soomro, Ali Ameen Gandapur, Faisal Vawda, Azam Swati and Sahibzada Mehboob Sultan will swear in as federal ministers, while Zartaj Gul will take oath as state minister. President Arfi Alvi will administer oath to the new ministers tomorrow at 11:00 am. Muhammad Mian Soomro is expected to serve as Minister…

Newly-inducted 12 ministers of Punjab take oath

LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar administered the oath to 12 ministers of the Punjab Cabinet in a ceremony here on Wednesday. The number of new inductions into the cabinet has reached to 12, whereas the total number of ministers in the Punjab cabinet has gone up to 35 as the new members of cabinet sworn in today. Four advisers and five special assistants have also been included into the cabinet. Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had approved the appointment of new members of his cabinet, lately. Syed Saeed-ul-Hasan…

‘PM Imran’s oath-taking costs kitty only Rs50,000’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan assumed the office of the country’s chief executive after an impressive oath-taking ceremony at President House.  In line with his pre-election promise to adopt austere measures to save public money, the PTI chief reportedly had directed that his oath-taking ceremony be held in a simpler manner. The oath-taking ceremony at the President House cost the national exchequer way less than those of former premiers Nawaz Sharif and Yousuf Raza Gilani in 2013 and 2008, respectively. In a…

Sidhu says he will ask Indian govt to take one step for peace

ISLAMABAD: Former Indian cricket star Navjot Singh Sindu on Saturday said he is returning home with 100 times more love than he brought to Pakistan.  “Punjab means amalgamation of five rivers. Pakistan and India have two rivers each  while the one is shared by them,” he said and added, “If India and Pakistan’s Punjab open their borders, it would change a lot within six months.” Mr Sidhu was speaking to media alongside PTI senator Faisal Javed and former Pakistan cricket stars in the federal capital. He said he would…

Murad Ali Shah to be sworn in as Sindh CM today

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Murad Ali Shah will take oath as chief minister of Sindh at a ceremony at the Governor House today. Acting Governor Agha Siraj Khan Durrani will administer the oath to Mr Shah who has been elected as the chief executive of the province for a second term. Parliamentarians, lawmakers, government officials and other dignitaries have been invited to attend the ceremony at the Governor House. He was elected the new CM on Thursday by the Sindh Assembly. He secured 97 votes…

Imran Khan sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday took the oath of office at a ceremony at the President House.  President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Mr Khan a day after he was elected as 22nd prime minister of the country by the National Assembly to form the government at the Centre. Clad in black sherwani, the prime minister arrived at the Presidency. The ceremony began with recitation from the Holy Quran which was followed by the president taking oath from the PM. With this oath-taking,…

MPAs-elect take oath in Punjab Assembly

LAHORE: The inaugural session of Punjab Assembly has commenced Wednesday (today) in which elected members of the provincial legislature took oath. The first session of Punjab Assembly witnessed the oath taking ceremony of the newly elected members in the provincial legislature. In the house of 371 members Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's 179 MPAs, whereas 164 members of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and 10 members of Pakistan Muslim League Quaid took oaths of their office, in addition to seven MPAs-elect of Pakistan Peoples…

PTI government will strengthen parliament, Imran tells allies

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and country's likely new prime minister Imran Khan on Monday said that his party's government will make all efforts to take all decisions within the parliament and will strengthen the legislature, ARY News reported. Addressing his party and allies' parliamentarians, the PTI chief said that his party will strengthen parliament and he will attend the house dutifully in order to answer questions regarding governance. He assured all his party's allies that he will take them…