LAHORE: Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood on Tuesday took oath as Governor Punjab on Tuesday, Daily Sitara Sindh reported.
Chief Justice Lahore High Court Umar Ata Bandial administered the oath to Mahmood.
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 Daily Sitara Sindh 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 Jan 13, 2011.