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Pakistan President Arif Alvi (File Photo)
Pakistan President Arif Alvi (File Photo)

Pakistan President refuses to take oaths from Shehbaz Sharif's cabinet

ANI | Updated: Apr 18, 2022 23:18 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 18 (ANI): Pakistan President Arif Alvi has excused himself from administrating oaths to the federal cabinet members of the newly elected prime minister Shehbaz Sharif.
Due to this development, the oath-taking ceremony has been postponed, Geo News reported, citing sources.
The Pakistani publication said that the oath-taking ceremony is likely to take place either Tuesday or the day after Wednesday.

Earlier this month, Alvi took ill just hours before the swearing-in of the country's 23rd Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. The President complained of "discomfort" and went on leave on Monday without any further explanation.
According to Alvi's official Twitter account, the Pakistan President complained of discomfort and has been examined by a doctor. "President Dr Arif Alvi has complained of discomfort.
The physician has examined him thoroughly and has advised him to rest for a few days," the tweet post read, ARY News reported.
Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former leader of Opposition, who was elected by the members of the National Assembly as the country's new prime minister. (ANI)