ISLAMABAD: Former Speaker of the National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq along with Dr Shazia Soomro, Riazul Haq Juj and Babar Nawaz Khan were sworn in as Members of the National Assembly on Friday, Aaj News reported.
When Former speaker reached the Lower House of Parliament, Sadiq was welcomed by lawmakers.
The National Assembly was meeting here at the Parliament House with the Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi in the chair. Besides other legislative business, the Deputy Speaker will announce the schedule for the election of the Speaker which will be held on November 9.
Earlier, Sadiq was re elected from the NA-122 seat after defeating Aleem Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in the by-election held on Oct 11.
The three other MNAs who were sworn in included Riazul Haq Juj, a former independent candidate who joined the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) after winning the NA-144 Okara by-poll, Haripur’s NA-19 by-poll winner PML-N’s Babar Nawaz, and Dr Shazia Soomro who was elected to a reserved seat for women.
PTI has nominated Shafqat Mahmood and PML-N has nominated Ayaz Sadiq for the national assembly speaker’s seat.