Friday Sep 13 2019
Web Desk

CM Punjab Usman Buzdar departs for Saudi Arabia

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Screenshots from video footage shows Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at the airport as before he departed for Saudi Arabia on Friday, September 13, 2019.

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar departed for Saudi Arabia on Friday afternoon for performing Umrah.

According to officials in the provincial government, the Punjab chief minister will also visit the Roza-e-Rasool of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Madina.

Usman Buzdar will especially pray for solidarity of the country as well as freedom of Kashmiris from the Indian oppression in occupied Kashmir, the state-owned APP news agency said.

Earlier in the day, CM Buzdar's chief spokesperson Dr Shahbaz Gill resigned from his position as the provincial government reshuffled some ministerial portfolios.

The spokesperson to the chief minister resigned via a handwritten note addressed to Punjab CM Usman Buzdar. Gill did not cite any reason behind his abrupt decision, but the

In another major development, Buzdar fired Special Adviser Awn Chaudhry and appointed Asim Mehmood in his place.

The provincial government also issued notifications for both changes later in the day.