Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Candidate Wasik Qayyum Abbasi took oath as Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly on Sunday.
Previously, again elected Speaker of the Punjab Assembly Sibtein Khan announced elections to be held on specified slot on July 31 at 13:00 at the provincial meeting, dividing schedule that nomination papers will be presented on July 30 to 17:00 to the secretariat of the meeting.
However, no one from the opposition side yesterday filed nomination papers and boycotted the competition. After that, Abbasi was declared as deputy speaker of the PA without resistance.
The guest galleries of the House were full with guests during today’s swearing-in ceremony.
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post of the vice speaker became vacant after Treasury deputies in Punjab Assembly on On Thursday, a resolution was unanimously adopted proposing a competition for vacancy of public address speaker, as well as the submission of a Motion of No Confidence against then Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari on Friday.
Saturday Sibtein Khan of PTI took oath as new Speaker of the Punjab Assembly in place of Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, who was elected Main minister of province, following a Supreme Court ruling earlier this week.
On the same day Khan presided over over proceedings of in no-confidence traffic against Mazar. Treasury showed one-fourth of this is total number – 93 members – submit no-confidence traffic against deputy speaker.
PTI threw votes in this is full strength, with 186 deputies not representing confidence in Mazari and Speaker Sibtein Khan announced that the action was successful.