LAHORE: former chief minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz announced to challenge elections of Speaker of the Punjab Assembly, reports ARY News on Friday.
According to the details, former main minister announced to challenge election of the speaker of the Punjab Assembly, saying that the poll was rigged. He objected over serial numbers printed on ballot papers.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sibtan Khan was elected how new speaker of Punjab Assembly.
Sibtein Khan won elections after provision 185 votes while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Saif ul Maluk Khokhar received 175 votes. He was later sworn in in like a speaker.
Four votes were rejected out of 364 votes casting during a session chaired by the group of Chairman Wasim Badozai. Rejected votes included three of opposition and one of PTI.
The seat of the Speaker of the Punjab Assembly became vacant after former office carrier Pervez Elahi was elected as chief minister of Punjab on 26 July.