ISLAMABAD: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday took oath of the office as country’s 28th Prime Minister of Pakistan.
President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath of office to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi here at the President House at an impressive ceremony attended by the parliamentarians, diplomats, and the services chiefs.
The seat of prime minister fell vacant after Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court.
The president later, hosted a reception in honour of the newly elected prime minister, who got confidence of the parliament by securing 221 votes.
The newly elected prime minister exchanged greetings and warmly shook hands with the invitees. – APP
Story first published: 1st August 2017