The newly-elected chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), Hafeezur Rehman, said his government would work to end corruption and malpractice.
Governor Barjees Tahir administered oath to him at the Governor House on Friday.
The new chief minister also thanked the opposition parties for letting him elected unopposed.
The oath-taking ceremony was attended by speaker Fida Nashad, deputy speaker Jafar Ullah, lawmakers, members of the caretaker government, politicians, senior civil and military officials.
Earlier, in the G-B assembly the announcement of the new chief minister was made by speaker Fida during the session. No candidate from the opposition parties ran for the slot, giving Hafeez a chance to get elected unopposed.
Hafeez, who was the regional president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), was nominated for the post by the party head Nawaz Sharif after his party clinched 22 seats in the G-B elections held on June 8 across the mountainous region.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2015.
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