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Video: Maryam Nawaz in tears after Hamza Shahbaz gets 'elected as CM Punjab'

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LAHORE: PML-N Vice President could not hold back her tears after Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz was elected as the chief minister in the Opposition's symbolic assembly session.

Members from the PML-N, PPP, PTI's Jahangir Khan Tareen and Abdul Aleem Khan groups attended the session that was held at a local hotel in the provincial capital.

A resolution was presented during the session to elect Hamza as the new chief minister, which was accepted, with PML-N leader and MPA Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan claiming that more than 200 MPAs were in attendance during the ceremony.

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After the resolution to elect Hamza as the new chief minister was accepted, the session witnessed loud chants from supporters, including "chief minister, Hamza Shahbaz".

Weeping after witnessing the ceremony, Maryam told Geo News that her tears were the tears of victory, as she prayed for her deceased mother, Kulsoom Nawaz, who died at a hospital in London.

The Punjab Assembly session to elect the new chief minister will be held on April 16, a spokesperson for the assembly's speaker had said earlier in the day.