Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on was presented a guard of honour by armed forces at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad.
The newly elected prime minister took a formal oath to take charge as chief executive of the country . He took the oath on Tuesday as the 28th PM of Pakistan after winning the required number of votes in the National Assembly.
President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath in a ceremony held at the presidency later in the evening.
The National Assembly speaker, governors of four provinces and Gilgit Baltistan (G-B), president and prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, chief ministers of Balochistan and G-B, services chiefs, parliamentarians, senior politicians, diplomats and high level civil officials attended the ceremony. The president, later, hosted a reception in honour of the newly elected prime minister.