Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani, Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood and Ali Musa Gilani call on President Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House. Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is also seen in the picture. — Online/File

LAHORE: Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood on Tuesday took oath as Governor Punjab on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

Chief Justice Lahore High Court Umar Ata Bandial administered the oath to Mahmood.

After his swearing in as the provincial governor, Mahmood said his appointment would lead to improvement in the Punjab's situation.

He added that his first priority would be to work for the betterment and welfare of the people.

Mahmood said his appointment as governor was "not the result of backdoor diplomacy".

Earlier last week, President Asif Ali Zardari had offered the post of Punjab governor to Mahmood, formerly the provincial president of the Pakistan Muslim League - Functional, and the offer had been accepted.

“President Zardari today offered me Punjab governorship which I have accepted,” Mahmood told Dawn at the time.

A source told Dawn, President Zardari wanted a man like Mahmood in Punjab because of his ‘good relations’ with PML-N leaders.

Mahmood replaced Sardar Latif Khosa who had been appointed Punjab governor on January 13, 2011.


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Comments (8) (Closed)


Ray
Dec 25, 2012 05:08pm
Must you make a pathetic comment for the sake of having a comment.
Mr.T
Dec 25, 2012 08:51am
I request DAWN to make a awareness program on Oath, tell people of Pakistan what is the oath THEY take. So they will be accountable in front of people...
m h kayani
Dec 25, 2012 10:06am
Your nation as Pakistan is diminished, one corrupt after another one, progression is no where to be seen, soon will parish.
Anjum Khaleeq
Dec 25, 2012 03:41pm
Good one Mr. T. appreciate your analysis.....
Balachandran Nair V
Dec 25, 2012 06:41am
Any country to develop and progress needs a leader with mass following who understands the aspirations his subject to show them the right path
Reality Check Please?
Dec 25, 2012 07:05am
Good move by Zardari!
ram
Dec 25, 2012 06:20pm
Did you try to find such at Walmart?
hussain.ansari1"yahoo.com
Dec 26, 2012 10:35am
Mubarak very much to Mr.Ahmed Mehmood as Governor of Punjab Pakistan