PTI's Mushtaq Ghani elected KP Assembly speaker, Agha Siraj returns as speaker of Sindh AssemblyArchive
Former higher education minister Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani and PPP leader Agha Siraj Durrani have been elected the speakers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh assemblies, respectively, DawnNewsTV reported.
Ghani, from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), polled 81 votes against 27 votes of Laiq Mohammad of the Awami National Party. Laiq had challenged the former as the representative of the joint opposition. The total number of valid votes was 81.
The presiding officer, PML-N MPA Sardar Aurangzaib Nalotha, administered the oath of office to Ghani, who was elected from PK-39 Abbottabad.
Newly elected members of the KP Assembly are now voting to elect the deputy speaker; the session is being presided over by new speaker Ghani.
The PTI has fielded its member, Mehmood Jan, for the deputy speaker’s election. He is facing PML-N’s Jamshaid Khan nominated by the joint opposition.