Shahid Khaqan Abbasi takes oath as 28th Prime Minister

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APP73-01 ISLAMABAD: August 01 - President Mamnoon Hussain administering oath to Prime Minister-elect of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbassi during a ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. APP

ISLAMABAD, Aug 1 (APP): Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday
took oath as the 28th Prime Minister of Pakistan.
President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath of
office to the newly elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi
at an impressive and dignified ceremony here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The National Assembly speaker, governors of Punjab, Sindh,
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan,
president and prime minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, chief
ministers of Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan, Chairman Joint
Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs, parliamentarians,
senior politicians, diplomats and high level civil officials
attended the oath-taking ceremony.
The entire swearing in ceremony of the office of the
Prime Minister was administered in national language.
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.