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NA speaker constitutes 36 standing committees

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly, Asad Qaisar, has formed 36 standing committees of the lower house comprising independent legislators and those belonging to different political parties. According to NA Secretariat, eight members in each of the committees belong to the PTI, five are from the PML-N, three belong to the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP), while one each represents the GDA, the Mutahidda Majlis-i-Amal Pakistan (MMAP), the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. A…

Who will chair the NA session in absence of speaker and deputy speaker?

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly announced a six member panel of chairpersons for conducting the proceedings of the Lower House in the absence of Speaker and Deputy Speaker. Syed Fakhar Imam, Sardar Nasrullah Khan Dreshak, Pervaiz Malik, Asad Mehmood, Syed Naveed Qamar and Aslam Bhutani would chair the proceedings of the House in the absence of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, announced the speaker. According to the section 13 (1) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in National Assembly 2007, the…

Youm e difah Pakistan: Speaker, deputy speaker key paighamat.

Islamabad: Youm e difah-e-Pakistan par speaker aur deputy speaker quomi assembly nay apnay pegham main kaha hai kay mulk kay tahafuz kay liye mussalah afvaaj ki qurbaniyan qabil e tehssen hain. Tafseelat kay mutabiq Youm e difah Pakistan kay moqay par speaker quomi assembly asad qaiser nay apnay pegham main kaha hai kay quom shuda ki qurbaniyon ko qadar e nigah say dekhti hai. Speaker assembly nay mazeed kaha kay Pak Fauj kisi bhi jarhiyat ka muu tor jawab dene ki salihiyat rakhti hai, dehshad gardi kay khilaaf jang…

Bizenjo elected as Speaker of Balochistan Assembly

QUETTA: Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Abdul Quddus Bizenjo was on Thursday elected as Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly. The session was presided over by outgoing Speaker Raheela Durrani administered the oath to the newly elected speaker. Bizenjo received 39 votes from the BAP and six other allied parties. His opponent Muhammad Nawaz Kakar of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) received 20 votes. There are sixty members in the Balochistan Assembly. There were no rejected votes. Bizenjo resumed his…

Pervaiz Elahi elected Punjab Assembly speaker

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam’s (PML-Q) Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has been elected as speaker of the Punjab Assembly. Mr Elahi, who was the candidate of PTI-led coalition, secured 201 votes whereas his rival, PML-N candidate Chaudhry Iqbal Gujjar, bagged 145 votes. A total of 348 votes were cast in the election for the PA speaker while one vote was discarded. Outgoing speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal administered oath to Mr Elahi amid protest and uproar from the opposition. Earlier, ruckus broke out in the…

ECP failed miserably in its responsibilities: Ex-Speaker NA Ayaz Sadiq

ISLAMABAD: Former Speaker National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) did not fulfill its responsibilities adequately and it was the responsibility of the Parliament to hold them accountable. Addressing the Lower House after he stepped down, Ayaz Sadiq congratulated the new Speaker Asad Qaiser for being elected on the post, and opposition leader Khursheed Shah for a good competition keeping in line with parliamentary procedures.…