LAHORE: Punjab Interim Chief Minister Najam Sethi has said that Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahbaz Sharif will take oath as the new chief minister of Punjab on June 6, reported Express News.
Speaking to the media in Lahore, Sethi said that the democratic government is being handed the mandate of the province in a constitutional manner.
Sethi also refuted reports of being appointed as the ambassador to the US under the new government.
This will be the third time Shahbaz has held the Punjab CM post, the first being from 1997 to 1999 and the second from 2008 to 2013.
The first Punjab Assembly session is due on May 29, according to unofficial reports, in which all newly elected members of the provincial assembly will take oath.
On May 31, another session will be called where the assembly’s speaker, deputy speaker and leader of the house (Punjab chief minister) will be elected.
The PML-N and the Punjab opposition will introduce their nominees for a house leader, after which the assembly members will proceed to elect one of them for the office.
Correction: An earlier version of the article was running an incorrect date in the first paragraph. The error has been rectified.