Monday, October 18, 2021

Members of 15th Sindh Assembly take oath


KARACHI: Newly elected members of the Sindh Assmebly took oath at the provincial legislature’s first session on Monday.

Outgoing speaker of the provincial assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, who is also acting governor of Sindh, administered the oath to MPAs-elect.

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which won a third consecutive term in Sindh, has nominated Mr Durrani as the provincial legislature’s speaker for the second time.

Out of 130 general seats in the Sindh Assembly, the Election Commission of Commission has notified the results of 127 seats as the results of two seats has been withheld, while the election on PS-87 (Malir-I) was not held owing the death of a candidate.

The PPP has 97 seats in the provincial legislature, which included 17 reserved seats for women and five for minorities.

It is in a comfortable position to form the government without the support of any other party.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged the second largest party in the 168-house by bagging 30 general seats while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) stood third with 21 seats.

The Grand Democratic Alliance’s tally in the legislature stood at 13, including two seats for women and one for minorities.

The Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan and Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal clinched two and one seats, respectively.

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