LAHORE: Senior journalist Najam Sethi took oath as caretaker chief minister of Punjab on Wednesday.
Punjab Governor Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood administered the oath to Sethi at Governor House, Lahore.
Sethi’s name had been proposed by the opposition comprising the PPP and the PML-Q. Its other nominee was retired Justice Syed Zahid Bukhari.
During his student life, Sethi had fought along with the Baloch against army operation in 1974. Later, he shifted to Lahore and set up a books publishing business on The Mall, before bringing out a weekly, The Friday Times.
He had been picked up by security agencies during the previous regime of Nawaz Sharif in the late 1990s.