PM Shehbaz Sharif congratulates Hamza on becoming CM Punjab


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (L) and Chief Minister of Punjab Hamza Shahbaz. — AFP/File
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (L) and Chief Minister of Punjab Hamza Shahbaz. — AFP/File
  • “Work hard [and] serve the people of Punjab with your heart [and] soul!” PM Shehbaz writes on Twitter.
  • Maryam Nawaz vows people of Punjab will get their rights.
  • PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz was elected as CM Punjab in a ruckus-marred session of the Punjab Assembly today.

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and PML-N Vice President Saturday congratulated Hamza Shahbaz on becoming the chief minister of Punjab.

Following the resignation of Usman Buzdar from the office of the chief minister, the Opposition’s joint candidate Hamza was elected as the chief minister — having secured 197 votes.

In his congratulatory message to Hamza on Twitter, PM Shehbaz, who is also Hamza’s father, wrote: “Congratulations Hamza. Work hard [and] serve the people of Punjab with your heart [and] soul!”

“Process of sending this fascist regime home has not been easy, but the tougher challenge is to alleviate the sufferings of people caused due to incompetent, corrupt, [and] violent regime of Niazi [Imran Khan],” he wrote.

Meanwhile, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz took to her Twitter handle to congratulate the people of Punjab, assuring them that the journey of development will begin from where it was left off”.

“You [People of Punjab] will get your rights,” she vowed.

Senior PML-N leader Marriyum Aurangzeb also took to her social media account, thanking Allah for Hamza Shahbaz’s victory.

Earlier today, PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz was elected as the chief minister Punjab in a ruckus-marred session of the Punjab Assembly.

Ahead of the vote, three PTI members of the Punjab Assembly were arrested for attacking Deputy Speaker Dost Mohammad Mazari as the party boycotted the session to elect the new chief minister.

Hamza was elected as the new chief minister with 197 votes. While his rival Pervez Elahi did not receive any votes as his party and PTI had boycotted the polls.

Hamza is the third member of his family to be elected as the chief minister of Punjab. Earlier, his father Shehbaz Sharif, who is now the PM, and his uncle, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, had also held the post.



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