Tuesday May 31, 2022
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The fight over Punjab governor's post finally ended after PML-N's Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman took oath of office on Monday night.
Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti administered oath to the new governor.
Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz, officials and dignitaries attended the oath-taking ceremony.
After rejecting the summary twice, President Arif Alvi, earlier today, approved the appointment of Rehman as the governor.
President Alvi approved the summary on the advice of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif under Article 101(1) of the Constitution of Pakistan.
On May 21, President Alvi had urged PM Shehbaz to reconsider his advice about the appointment of the new governor as there was no occasion to propose a new appointment.
In response to the premier’s summary about appointing a new governor, the president had reiterated that "the Governor shall hold office during the pleasure of the President”, as envisaged by Article 101 (2) of the Constitution.
However, sources had said that the premier has asserted that Baligh Ur Rehman will be the governor of Punjab.
According to sources, the premier had maintained that if the president does not respond within 10 days, Rehman will take oath as governor of Punjab as the summary has been sent to the president for the second time.