11th prime minister of Azad Kashmir, Chaudhry Abdul Majeed took oath
Senior parliamentarian Chaudhry Abdul Majeed of the People`s Party AJK took oath as 11th prime minister of Azad Kashmir on Tuesday.President Raja Zulqarnain Khan administered the oath at in the Legislative Assembly.His lone rival Raja Farooq Haider of the PML-N got 11 votes.
Mr Majeed was earlier elected leader of the house by 35 MLAs, including 5 of the Muslim Conference and two of the MQM.
Mr Haider won two seats but retained his MLA seat from LA 28, Muzaffarabad-V.
The newly elected 47 MLAs participated in the voting in the 49-seat AJK Legislative Assembly The legislators who voted for Majeed belonged to the PPP and the All Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference, the outgoing ruling party in the state.
Mr Majeed, who was born in 1948 in Tangdev village of Mirpur district, is a 1969 law graduate from Karachi`s S.M. Law College.