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PTI’s Anwarul Haq elected speaker of AJK Legislative Assembly

03 اگست 2021
Anwarul Haq was elected speaker of the AJK Legislative Assembly with 32 votes. File photo
Anwarul Haq was elected speaker of the AJK Legislative Assembly with 32 votes. File photo

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Anwarul Haq on Tuesday was elected speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly with 32 votes.

The newly elected speaker of the assembly was also sworn in.

A joint candidate of opposition parties, Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Faisal Mumtaz, secured 15 votes, while two votes were rejected.

PTI’s candidate Javed Gujjar will contest for the position of deputy speaker against the opposition’s joint candidate Nisaran Abbasi.

Earlier, the speaker of AJK legislative assembly Shah Ghulam Qadir administered oath to the newly elected members of the house which included six women.

Out of the 52 members of the assembly, 49 members took oath of the new duties, while three members — Muslim Conference leader Sardar Atiq Ahmed Khan and Pakistan Peoples’ Party leaders Javed Iqbal Buddhanwi and Chaudhry Yaseen — were not present during the session.

PTI emerged victorious in the July 25 elections in AJK with PPP bagging 11 seats and PML-N six.