ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)’s Ayaz Sadiq has been elected for the post of Speaker National Assembly on Monday.
Members of National Assembly has elected Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)’s Ayaz Sadiq as Speaker through secret polls.
The elected PML-N leader Sadiq has secured 258 votes in the election out of 313 votes, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf’s candidate secured 31 while Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s Iqbal Qadri secured only 23 votes. During the election 1 votes was declared invalid.
Former Speaker NA, Fehmida Mirza administered oath to the newly elected Ayaz Sadiq and congratulated him in her last address in the house.
While addressing to the NA members for the first time, Ayaz Sadiq thanked the members for selecting him for the post and vowed to cooperate everything during his duties.
Four political parties had fielded their candidates for the posts of National Assembly speaker and deputy speaker including Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)
For the NA posts of speaker and deputy speaker, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Murtaza Javed Abbasi from PML-N, Shaharyar Afridi and Munazza Hassan from PTI, S.A. Iqbal Qadri and Kishwer Zehra from MQM while Umerkot Nawab Yousuf Talpur and Ghulam Rasool Koreja from PPP had withdrew.