LAHORE: Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana Sunday sworn in as Punjab Governor in a ceremony held at Governor’s House here.
Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik administered oath to Rajwana.
Punjab chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, federal and provincial ministers and government officers attended the oath-taking ceremony.
Speaking to media representatives after oath taking ceremony, Rajawna thanked Almighty Allah for blessing him to sworn in as the constitutional head of Pakistan’s most populous province.
He also thanked Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif who picked PML-N worker from South Punjab for Governorship.
He vowed that he would discharge his duties with full commitment and honesty, adding that it was honour for him that PML-N leadership made him part of a caravan whose aim was to work for the stability and prosperity of the country.
He said that Pakistan was facing numerous problems, adding that people would have to be united to find out solution of these problems.
Rajwana said that eradication of poverty, terrorism, unemployment, promotion of education at lower level, reforms in health sector and overcome energy crisis were priorities of the government.
He said that my appointment as Punjab Governor proved that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif love the people of South Punjab and were taking steps for the progress of region.
He said that number of developmental projects were ongoing in South Punjab, adding that recently the Prime Minister laid a foundation of Quaid-i-Azam Solar Power in Bahawalpur and Punjab Chief Minister had given approval for increasing Solar Power area from 10,000 acres to 15,000 acres.
He said that Punjab Chief Minister gave approval of billions of rupees for the progress of South Punjab while Multan had already been declared as big city.
The Governor said that approval had been accorded for 30-KM long metro bus project in Multan city which would be completed in one year record time with an amount of Rs. 30 billion.
Moreover, Rajwana assured that rights of minorities would be protected as per the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
To a question, he said that he would give his input on all issues within the constitutional limits.