Asad Qaiser of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has been elected as the new speaker of National Assembly.
He secured 176 votes whilst the opposition’s candidate Khurshid Shah 146 votes.
A total of three hundred and twenty two votes were cast. Of these eight were rejected.
Later, outgoing Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq administered oath to the new Speaker.
In his remarks on the occasion, outgoing Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that the 14th National Assembly performed in an excellent manner and expressed the confidence that the treasury and opposition benches will continue to work together in future as well in the best national interest.