PML (Q)’s Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has been elected as the speaker of the Punjab Assembly.
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid chief Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has been nominated by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for the post of Punjab Assembly speaker.
He was contesting against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s nominee Chaudhry Muhammad Iqbal Gujjar.
349 votes were casted during the election out of which Chaudhry Parvez Elahi received 201 and Muhammad Iqbal received 146 votes.
Chaudhry Parvez Elahi was administered oath by outgoing speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal.
For the post of deputy speaker Punjab Assembly, PTI has nominated Dost Mazari who will be up against PML-N’s Malik Muhammad Waris Kallu.
The opposition PML-N protested and chanted slogans during the oath-taking and election. PTI reserved seat MPA Shamsa Ali had her vote cancelled over showing it in the open which is a violation of rules.
The PTI also accused that MPAs from the PML-N had shown their votes as well. Ballot papers were again issued after the protest of opposition on the orders of the speaker.
Amid opposition disarray, Pakistan Peoples Party said on Wednesday it will not vote for any party’s candidate and will abstain from the voting process for the post of speaker and deputy speaker.