Islamabad: Senator Rafique Rajwana was appointed Governor Punjab by President Mamnoon Hussain today.

Following his appointment, Rajwana said in a statement that he will make the utmost effort to serve the people of his province.

He also assured Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that he will meet the expectations of the higher leadership of the country.

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.

The position became vacant after Chaudhry Sarwar resigned from the post on January 29 after blaming the PML-N government of bad governance. He then joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

As the position remained vacant, several candidates were considered for the position which was filled today by Senator Rajwana.

Hailing from southern Punjab, Rajwana has been active in the politics of the region. He has also been closely associated with Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz throughout his political career.