Ch Pervaiz Elahi takes oath as Punjab Assembly speaker
LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) nominee Pervaiz Elahi took oath as the new Punjab Assembly speaker.
Pervaiz Elahi bagged 201 votes while his rival Ch Iqbal Gujjar secured 147 votes. Total vote in Punjab Assembly casted 349 and one vote has been rejected. The outgoing speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal presided over the session.
More than 10 votes of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) were casted in support of the PTI candidate. The report related to the forward bloc in the PML-N has been proved after the counting of votes.
The PML-N candidates secured 147 votes from 162 MPAs, however, more than ten PML-N leaders casted their votes in favour of the Pervaiz Elahi.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has nominated Chaudhry Parvez Elahi as the coalition’s candidate for post of Speaker Punjab Assembly and Dost Muhammad Mazari as Deputy Speaker.
PML (N) has nominated Chaudhry Iqbal Gujjar for post of Speaker and Muhammad Waaris Kallu for Deputy Speaker.
Balochistan Assembly will also meet at 3 pm in Quetta today to hold election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the provincial assembly.
Candidates for both the positions can submit their nomination papers till 12 noon today.
Balochistan Awami Party and allies have nominated Abdul Quddus Bizenjo for the slot of speaker and Sardar Babar Musa Khel of PTI for the position of Deputy Speaker.