Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday was presented a guard of honour by armed forces at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad.
The newly elected prime minister formally took charge as the chief executive of the country following the ceremony. Abbasi took oath on Tuesday as the 28th prime minister of Pakistan after the National Assembly elected him the Leader of the House with a thumping majority.
President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath in a ceremony held at the presidency later in the evening.
The National Assembly speaker, governors of four provinces and Gilgit Baltistan (G-B), president and prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, chief ministers of Balochistan and G-B, services chiefs, parliamentarians, senior politicians, diplomats and high level civil officials attended the ceremony. The president, later, hosted a reception in honour of the newly elected prime minister.