Senate Chairman Muhammadmian Soomro Friday took oath as
Pakistan's prime minister of the caretaker cabinet, according to
the state-run PTV.
President General Pervez Musharraf administered the oath at the
Aiwan-e-Sadr presidential palace in the capital of Islamabad.
At the ceremony, Musharraf said that it was the smoothest
government transition in Pakistan's history.
Mohammedmian Soomro was appointed as the caretaker prime
minister after the National Assembly, lower house of the
parliament, and the government led by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz
was dissolved on the completion of the five-year term.
The oath taking ceremony was attended by outgoing Prime Minister
Shaukat Aziz, former ministers, services chiefs and top civil and
Mohammedmian Soomro, a former banker, was working as Senate
chairman till his new assignment.
The 57-year-old Mohammedmian Soomro, a close confidant of
Musharraf, is from a renowned political family of the southern
Pakistani province of Sindh that has been active in public life
(Xinhua News Agency November 16, 2007)