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Sardar Ayaz Sadiq

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, a senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) was formerly associated with Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the 1990s. He first contested election in 1997 on PTI ticket but he could not succeed.

Sadiq left PTI in 1998 owing to differences with Imran Khan and joined PML-N in 2001. Sadiq has been a close friend of Imran Khan. A son-in-law of former federal ombudsman Sardar Iqbal, he is also a close relative of former federal secretary Ismail Qureshi, who is facing corruption charges. He has also been a member of the Lahore Gymkhana Club since 1996.

Born to an Arain family of Kasur in 1954, Ayaz graduated from prestigious Aitchison College, Lahore, and earned his degree in commerce from Hailey College of Punjab University.

ECP issues notices to 3 politicians over ‘abusive’ language

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to chief of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Maulana Fazlur Rehman, former National Assembly speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, and former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Pervez Khattak for using indecent language against their opponents during election canvassing.  According to the notices, the ECP said the use of "abusive, insolent and derogatory language" against other leaders is clear violation of its code of conduct. The three leaders have…

Ayaz Sadiq seeks removal of RO over ‘political bias’

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has accused the returning officer of Lahore’s NA-129 constituency of showing bias in favor of his political rival and demanded of the electoral body to remove him from the post at once. In a letter written to the Chief Election Commissioner, he complained that Returning Officer Ghulam Murtaza asked him unnecessary and extraneous questions about his foreign visits and development work, which did not pertain to…

Parliamentary leaders meet today to evolve consensus on delimitation

ISLAMABAD: Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq will chair a meeting of parliamentary leaders parties today to develop a consensus on the question of fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of upcoming general elections. A day earlier, a meeting of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in chair had formed a five-member committee to hold consultations with all political parties to address their concerns over the provisional results of the recently held…

NA speaker calls on Sharif to discuss constitutional amendment

LAHORE: The National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq called on ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif at his Raiwind residence on Saturday. Quoting sources, ARY News reported, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq arrived at the former prime minister's residence to discuss proposed amendments to Articles 62, 63 of the Constitution, which resulted in the dismissal of Sharif for being dishonest for concealing his salary from a Dubai-based company. The sources said Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and Law Minister Zahid Hamid were also…

Pakistan reaffirms to fortify bilateral relations with Turkey

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey have reaffirmed their commitment to further reinforce and fortify the special ties and growing cooperation between both nations. This was expressed during a meeting between Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday. President Erdoğan was accompanied by the Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Ismail Kahraman who has invited Ayaz Sadiq to Turkey. Ayaz Sadiq lauded the remarkable progress made by Turkey…

Sadiq apprises Turkish leadership of human right violations in held-Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq met with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to participate in the 36th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Parliamentary Union of OIC Member States (PUIC) in Ankara. During his call on Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on 18 October, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq paid rich tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives in defense of Turkish democracy on 15th July. He recalled that the National Assembly and…