LAHORE: Senator Malik Rafique Rajwana was appointed as the Governor of Punjab on Thursday.
His appointment was finalised by President Mamnoon Hussain, following which Rajwana said he would do his utmost to serve the people of the province.
Rajwana, who hails from Multan, had been serving as a senator on a Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) ticket.
The appointment came following the prime minister’s approval with Rajwana meeting the premier shortly before the announcement.
The position of Punjab Governor had been lying vacant since the resignation of Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar in January this year.
Sarwar had cited his failure to achieve certain goals he had set for himself while assuming the office as the reason for his decision to resign.
After obtaining a law degree from Punjab University, Rajwana began his career as a judicial officer.
Rajwana has also served as an additional district and sessions judge in the past.
He was appointed the president of Lahore High Court Bar Association’s (LHCBA) Multan bench in 1996.
Rajwana was then appointed as a senator on the seat vacated by former president Rafiq Tarar in 1998.
He was appointed a senator on a PML-N general seat for the second time in 2012.
According to his profile available on the senate website, Rajwana is currently a member of the Foreign Affairs, Law Justice and Human Rights, Government Assurances, Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges, Senate House and Devolution Process committees.