Maryam Nawaz takes oath as first woman chief minister of Pakistan

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Monday took oath as first woman chief minister of Pakistan.

Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman administered oath to Maryam Nawaz at a ceremony shortly after she was elected as the chief minister of Punjab after bagging 220 votes. 

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, former finance minister Ishaq Dar and others were present on the occasion.

Earlier in the day, Maryam Nawaz secured 220 votes while Rana Aftab Ahmed Khan got no votes amid boycott.

PML-N leader is also the first woman to hold this office in any of the provinces in the history of Pakistan.

The daughter of PML-N supremo Maryam Nawaz earlier submitted her nomination papers for the chief minister seat. 

Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) fielded Rana Aftab Khan as a candidate for the top slot in the provincial legislature.

PTI-backed Rana Aftab was picked for the coveted role after initial nominee Mian Aslam Iqbal faced threats of detention in previous cases.

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