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Ayaz Sadiq

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was born 17 October 1954 is a Pakistani politician who is the 19th and current Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan. A leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), Sadiq has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan since 2002, representing Lahore.

He completed his education from Aitchison College, Lahore. Imran Khan, Nisar Ali Khan, Pervaiz Khattak, Sardar Akhtar Mengal and Zulfiqar Ali Magsi were amongst his class fellows when Sadiq was enrolled in Aitchison College. In an interview, Sadiq said he was an average student. Sadiq received degree in commerce from Hailey College of Punjab University in 1975.

Sadiq married to Reema Ayaz in 1977, and has a daughter and two sons. Sadiq is a son-in-law of former Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Sardar Iqbal. Since 1996, Sadiq has been a member of the Lahore Gymkhana Club. Sadiq is a businessman by profession and has had business contracts with Pakistan Railways. He along with members of his family runs a non-profit hospital “Sardar Trust Eye Hospital”.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq served as the 19th Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan from June 2013 to August 2015 and again from November 2015 to August 2018.

 

Ayaz Sadiq fears assemblies might not complete tenure

KARACHI: National Assembly speaker Ayaz Sadiq has expressed fear that the assemblies might not complete their tenure amidst strong opposition being faced by the government from various political parties on several issues.   The NA speaker Ayaz Sadiq, who is also a leader of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), passed these remarks while talking to a private television channel on Wednesday. “There is an unending string of political events causing trouble for the government,” Sadiq said. He said he was not a…

Govt to amend Election Bill Act 2017 to restore Khatm-e-Nabuwwat oath

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday assured restoration of omitted provision from Election Reforms Act 2017 regarding finality of the Prophet-hood (Khatm-e-Nabuwwat). Addressing a press conference here along with legislators from various political parties, the Speaker said that the omission of the oath provision from the nomination papers of the election commission was a ‘clerical mistake’. The issue emerged in the media reports after the opposition’s protest following the passage of Election…

Nawaz to soon return to Pakistan and head PML-N: Ayaz Sadiq

LAHORE: Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Sunday said he could not yet digest the Supreme Court’s verdict against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London to look after his ailing spouse who has undergone three surgeries to remove throat cancer. Addressing a news conference in Lahore, the speaker NA said the ex-PM would soon return to Pakistan and head the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party. “I do not agree with the SC’s verdict. I myself subconsciously call him prime minister even now,”…

Democracy essential for peace and stability, says Ayaz Sadiq

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on International Democracy Day on Friday said that continuation of democratic process is essential for peace, economic development, and stability in the country.   “Aim of celebrating the day is to strengthen democratic nations and discourage the dictators,” the state radio quoted him as saying. He opined that democracy guarantees economic, social development, international peace, stability and freedom of fundamental human rights. The International Day of…

PML-N shortlists names for replacement of Nawaz Sharif: sources

ISLAMABAD: Amid the political turmoil in wake of Panama Papers case, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is mulling over names for replacement of Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif in case he gets disqualified. Since the ruling party has announced to accede to the Supreme Court’s orders, the PML-N leadership has reached a decision that the party will evade a confrontation with legal and constitutional bodies if the top court’s judgment comes against the premier and in that condition Nawaz Sharif will be replaced by one of…

Khursheed Shah calls for Dasti’s presence during NA budget session

ISLAMABAD: Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah has called for the presence of Pakistan Awami Raj chairman Jamshed Dasti to be present for budget sessions in parliament. Khursheed Shah has written a letter to Speaker Ayaz Sadiq requesting him to issue a production order ensure Dasti's presence despite his arrest. He said that Dasti has the right to be present for budget sessions, and accused the government of using such tactics amid pressure from the Panama Case investigation. Dasti was arrested on…

Govt, army to jointly fight Jadhav’s case in ICJ, says NA speaker

LAHORE: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said the government and Pakistan Army will fight the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in International Court of Justice (ICJ). According to state-owned Radio Pakistan, the Speaker said that it time to be united instead of doing politics on the issue of a terrorist. He said legal points should be discussed but there should be no politics on the issue of Jadhav. He also said that Pakistan will not take any dictation on the issue and take decisions as per its…

Meetings with Afghan leadership remained productive: NA Speaker

ISLAMABAD: Returning from Afghanistan after two-day official visit, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq said that meetings with Afghan leadership remained productive, ARY News reported. The speaker led a 15-member parliamentary delegations to Kabul on Saturday. Apprising the media of meetings held with the Afghan leadership, he said that Afghanistan has expressed desire in restoring friendly relations with Pakistan. “There were concerns by both sides. We have conveyed our concerns to them and they shared their…

NSER is a national asset bigger than BISP: Memon

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State and Chairperson BISP Marvi Memon on Wednesday said that National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) is a national asset bigger than BISP.  Ms. Memon was addressing an international conference held to share successes, experiences and evolution of the NSER, which is being shared with public and private sector organisations for poverty reduction and development programs. “Currently at number five in the world, BISP, under the PML (N) government, commits to become number one in the field of…

Govt doesn’t want to use strict laws on public representatives: Sadiq

LAHORE: Speaker National Assembly (NA) Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that the government does not want to use strict laws on public representatives, ARY News reported. He was speaking to media after meeting Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam - Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman at Ittefaq Hospital. The NA speaker said that a Parliamentarian is de-seated from the Parliament if he remains absent for 40 days but the government does not want to use strict laws for punishment. Sadiq also stated that the government will complete…