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Maryam Nawaz to make history as first woman CM Punjab today


LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly prepares for a showdown today as PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz will take oath as Chief Minister of Punjab.  

The election will likely see the daughter of three-time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, make history as the first woman chief minister of Punjab since PML-N and its allies have a clear majority in the House.

The election of the Chief Minister of Punjab will be held today at 11:00 am.

Meanwhile, the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-elected Punjab chief minister will be held on Monday at 2 pm at the Governor’s House.

The invitations in this regard have been distributed to the provincial assembly members. The MPAs have been instructed not to bring guests along with them.

The nomination papers of Maryam Nawaz Sharif and Rana Aftab Khan for the post of Punjab chief minister have been accepted.

PTI’s Rana Aftab Ahmed Khan as its new candidate for the post following the provincial police’s attempt to arrest its earlier nominee, Mian Aslam Iqbal.

PTI leader Hammad Azhar noted that party founder Imran Khan had earlier nominated Mian Aslam Iqbal for the post but heavy delegations of the police force were deployed outside the Punjab Assembly to arrest him.

Citing the situation, Hammad Azhar said that the party leadership decided to nominate Rana Aftab after consultations with the former.

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