RAWALPINDI: Newly elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor Rawalpindi Sardar Naseem Khan and Ch. Tariq Mehmood took oath of their respective offices here at Rawalpindi Arts CouncilÂ on Saturday. Oath-taking ceremony was divided into two sessions, one for Mayor and other for Deputy Mayor Rawalpindi. Administrator Rawal Town Nazia Sudhan presided over both sessions and administered oath from both. While congratulating elected Mayor and deputy Mayor, presiding officer Nazia Sudhan said that need of hour is to join hand together for the welfare of people and carry on implementation of development schemes in Rawalpindi. She strongly opposed corruption and advised newly elected representatives to make efforts for corruption free society by rooting out this plague from every organization. That would be the only way that by fulfilling their obligations they could answer the confidence that public reposed in them otherwise they will risk their future position before voters.
Speaking to media persons and political workers after the ceremony, Mayor Rawalpindi Sardar Naseem Khan vowed that he will play his due part to facilitate common people and raise their living standards. He said that by electing him people have shown great faith and imposed greatest responsibility and he will try is level best to meet their expectations. Along-with mega projects like Metro-bus, Cardiology Center, Shahbaz Shareef Park, up gradation of schools and hospitals is also under our consideration and we will bring it down to the street work as well. He said that rather than slogans and claims we believe in work and our action will speak louder. We will not leave any stone unturned to nip the evil of corruption in the bud and make our society corruption free and prosperous.
Many dignitaries of Rawalpindi District like DCO Rawalpindi Tallat Mehmood Gondal, CPO Rawalpindi Israr Abaasi, Hanif Abbasi chairman Metro Bus, Senator Najma Hameed, MNA Malik Ibrar, Tahira Orangzeb, MPA Teheen Fawad, Zaib un Nisa, Seema Jillani, Lubna Rehan, Raja hanif, Dr Jamal Nasir, Hafiz Usman and a huge lot of Political workers grace the occasion.