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Justice Anwar ul Haq takes oath as LHC chief justice

LAHORE: Newly appointed Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC), Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq, on Tuesday took oath of his office at a ceremony in the provincial capital today.  Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar administered the oath to the new chief justice of the high court at Governor’s house. Judges, members of the city's legal fraternity and government officials attended the oath-taking ceremony. Justice Haq has become the 47th chief justice of the LHC, replacing outgoing Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali. A day…

Six more ministers inducted in federal cabinet

ISLAMABAD: Six more ministers were inducted into the federal cabinet on Friday, making Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet 38-strong. President Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath to the newly inducted ministers at a ceremony at the Presidency. Muhammad Faisal Vawda, Senator Azam Khan Swati, Muhammad Mian Soomro, Ali Amin Gandapur and Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan took oath as federal ministers while Zartaj Gul Wazir as minister of state. Muhammad Mian Soomro is likely to be assigned the portfolio of…

Raja Jalal Maqpoon sworn in as new GB governor

GILGIT: Newly appointed governor of Gilgit Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon took oath of his office in Gilgit on Sunday. Supreme Appellate Court Gilgit Baltistan Chief Judge Javed Iqbal administered the oath to the new governor. GB Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeezur Rahman, cabinet ministers, elites, and senior civil and military authorities attended the ceremony. On Sept 25, the federal government appointed Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon as new governor of Gilgit-Baltistan. Maqpoon has remained president of the…

Four new ministers will take oath tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Four new members of Prime Minister Imran Khan-led federal cabinet will take oath of their office at a ceremony in Islamabad on Tuesday. President Arif Alvi will administer the oath to Muhammad Mian Soomro, Umar Ayub Khan, Ali Zaidi, and Murad Saeed at the Presidency. The oath-taking ceremony was scheduled for today, but it was postponed till Tuesday (tomorrow) due to some unavoidable reasons. According to the prime minister’s spokesperson, Umar Ayub Khan will be entrusted the ministry of energy, Ali Zaidi…

Arif Alvi sworn in as 13th President of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: President-elect Dr Arif Alvi took oath as the 13th head of state on Sunday. He was administered the oath by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar at a ceremony held at President House. Mr Alvi, who was clad in traditional black sherwani, followed the chief justice as the latter read out the oath, pledging allegiance to Pakistan and to carry out his duties in the interest of the sovereignty, integrity, solidarity, well-being and prosperity of the country. Prime Minister Imran Khan, Senate chairman Sadiq…

President Mamnoon’s five-year term ends today

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain is set to relinquish his office as his five-year presidential term ends today. Newly elected president of the country Dr Arif Alvi will take oath of his office tomorrow (Sunday). Mr Hussain, who assumed the office of the top constitutional post on Sept 09, 2013, will call it a day after staying in the Presidency for a constitutional period of five years. He will be presented a guard of honour by a contingent of the armed forces at the President House. President-elect Dr Arif Alvi…

Shah Farman takes oath as 32nd Governor KP

PESHAWAR: Senior leader of Pakistan Tahreekk-e-Insaf (PTI) and former KP Minister Shah Farman took oath as 32nd Governor of Khyber Pakthunkhwa at a ceremony held here at Governor House on Wednesday. Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, Justice Waqar Ahmed Seth administered the oath to the new Governor. Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan, Speaker KP Assembly Mushtaq Ghani, former Governors, Provincial Ministers, Senators, MPAs, lawmakers and Govt officials besides PTI leaders and workers attended the oath-taking ceremony in…

Shah Farman resigns from PA seat to take oath as KP governor

PESHAWAR: Newly appointed Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman on Wednesday tendered his resignation from the provincial assembly seat, PK-70, as he is set to take oath of his new office today.  The PTI leader submitted his resignation to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly secretariat. He will replace former KP governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra who stepped down from the post on August 17. In the July 25 election, Farman won the PK-70 and PK-71 Peshawar constituencies. He eventually lost the PK-71 seat after a vote…

Tahira Safdar sworn in as first female chief justice of BHC

QUETTA: Newly appointed Balochistan High Court (BHC) Chief Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar took the oath of her office on Saturday.  Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to the chief justice at a ceremony in the provincial capital. The ceremony was attended by the outgoing BHC chief justice Muhammad Noor Miskanzai, Judges of the high court, high ranking officials and members of the legal fraternity. She became the first woman to be appointed to the post of the chief justice of any high court…

PTI’s Aleem Khan ‘resigns’ from business before taking oath as minister

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Aleem Khan on Monday announced to have resigned from all of his businesses before taking oath as provincial minister. The newly-elected PTI government has named Aleem Khan as Minister for Local Government in the 23-member Punjab cabinet. The announcement in this regard was made on Sunday. “Before taking oath as minister, I have resigned from the directorship and chief executive posts from all companies of my businesses,” the PTI leader said in a tweet. Before taking oath as…