Governor of Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has announced to resign from his post on Wednesday. He make this announcement during a ceremony at Lahore High Court Bar.

Addressing the ceremony, he said that PML(N) had shown confidence in him for the post of Governor and now it is the right time to resign.

Rafique Rajwana stated that the new government had been formed and it should appoint the new governor of Punjab. "My decision was made after consultation with the party leadership", he told.

Rajwana was appointed by PML-N as the 36th governor of Punjab in 2015. It is expected that Chaudhary Sarwar who is Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s nominee would be appointed as the governor of the province.