Major reshuffle in bureaucracy in Punjab on cards

Major reshuffle in bureaucracy in Punjab on cards

Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz Saturday summoned meeting of provincial bureaucracy soon after taking oath at Governor House.

According to sources, a major reshuffle in the bureaucracy would be witnessed after Hamza Shahbaz takes over charge of the provincial government. “Advocate General Punjab Ahmed Awais is likely to be replaced,” they said.

Following Lahore High Court (LHC) orders, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday sworn in as the 21st Chief Minister of Punjab at a ceremony held at the Governor House.

Hamza Shahbaz Sharif was administered the oath by National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Asharaf on LHC order after Punjab Governor Omar Cheema turned down the court’s suggestion and refused to administer the oath.

The oath-taking ceremony was attended by PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif and federal ministers including Rana Sanaullah, Musaddiq Malik, Azam Nazeer Tarar and others. *The chaos and court’s intervention *

Hamza Shahbaz was elected as Punjab CM after he secured 197 votes following a chaotic session at the provincial assembly that saw Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari attacked and PML-Q leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi get injured.

Hamza garnered 197 votes to beat Elahi — his rival, whose party PML-Q and ally PTI boycotted the election held on April 16.