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GBLA to elect speaker, deputy speaker today

GBLA to elect speaker, deputy speaker today
November 26, 2020

According to the details, GBLA will elect Speaker and Deputy Speaker today The election of speaker will be held at 4pm and the polling for the deputy speaker will be held at 5pm.

Nomination papers for Gilgit-Baltistan House leader will be submitted tomorrow. Polling for the chief minister will be held in the Assembly on November 28.

It was also reported that Amjad Zaidi would be the candidate of PTI for the speaker slot, while three names including Ubedullah Baig are under consideration for the deputy speaker slot of the GBLA.

Opposition parties — the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) — nominated Ghulam Mohammad as their joint candidate for the post of speaker and Rehmat Khaliq for deputy speaker.

On Wednesday, the newly elected members of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) took oath in the maiden session.

According to the details, Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Speaker Haji Fida Muhammad Nashad administered the oath to all the 33 newly elected members.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) gained majority in GBLA with 16 general and six reserve seats in the province. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had won five seats while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) received only three seats.