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Maryam Nawaz Sworn In As Pakistan’s First Female Chief Minister

Maryam Nawaz Sworn In As Pakistan's First Female Chief Minister

In a historic moment, Maryam Nawaz, the Senior Vice President of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), was sworn in as the first female chief minister of Pakistan on Monday. The oath-taking ceremony took place shortly after Maryam Nawaz secured 220 votes, leading to her election as the chief minister of Punjab. The oath was administered by Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman in a ceremony attended by prominent figures such as former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, and former finance minister Ishaq Dar.

This landmark event marks a significant step towards gender inclusivity and representation in Pakistani politics, breaking barriers as Maryam Nawaz assumes the role of chief minister, a position traditionally held by men. The presence of key political figures at the ceremony underscores the importance of this occasion in the political landscape of Pakistan.

Read more: Maryam Nawaz Makes History As Punjabs First Female Chief Minister

Maryam Nawaz’s election and subsequent swearing-in highlight the evolving dynamics in Pakistani politics, reflecting a shift towards greater gender diversity and the recognition of women in leadership roles. As the first woman chief minister of Pakistan, Maryam Nawaz’s inauguration symbolizes progress and inclusivity, setting a precedent for future generations of women aspiring to play pivotal roles in the country’s political arena. This historic moment is a testament to the changing attitudes and opportunities for women in Pakistan, demonstrating that they can ascend to the highest echelons of political power and contribute to shaping the nation’s future.