LA­HORE:

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Se­nior jour­nal­ist Na­jam Sethi has taken oath as the care­taker chief min­is­ter of Pun­jab on Wed­nes­day. The oath was ad­min­is­tered by Gov­er­nor Pun­jab Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood. Speak­ing to the me­dia fol­low­ing the oath tak­ing cer­e­mony, Sethi said the care­taker ad­min­is­tra­tion had the agenda of im­ple­ment­ing the or­ders of the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion, ju­di­ciary and en­sure that elec­tions are held in a trans­par­ent man­ner.

“Jour­nal­ists will be my eyes and ears and keep me in­formed of prob­lems in the province.”

The care­taker chief min­is­ter sent a mes­sage to bu­reau­crats in Pun­jab that in­com­pe­tence and cor­rup­tion would not be tol­er­ated.

Ac­cord­ing to Sethi, no rel­a­tives or friends of his would be al­lowed any un­due ad­van­tage dur­ing his ten­ure, adding that ac­tion would be taken against in­di­vid­u­als who use his name to seek fa­voritism. “Main­tain­ing law and or­der is a ma­jor­ity pri­or­ity for me,” Sethi said. There will be zero tol­er­ance for vi­o­lence against mi­nori­ties, the care­taker chief min­is­ter added. Com­ment­ing on the for­ma­tion of the care­taker pro­vin­cial cab­i­net.

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