AJK Legislative Assembly elects speaker, Dep. speaker

MUZAFFARABAD (PID)3 August 2021: Choudhary Anwar-ul-Haq, nominated candidate of Tehreek-e-Insaf has been elected as Speaker while Riaz Ahmed of Tehreek-e-Insaf as Deputy Speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Assembly respectively at the session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly here on Tuesday.

Choudhary Anwar-ul-Haq got 32 votes while his opponent Faisal Mumtaz Rathore the joint candidate of Peoples Party and Muslim League (N) got 15 votes. 49 members cast their vote out of 53 members of the Assembly four members were not present in the assembly session while two votes were rejected.

Later the newly elected Speaker Choudhary Anwar-ul-Haq took the oath of office. The outgoing Speaker of the Assembly Shah Ghulam Qadir administered the oath.

Riaz Ahmed of Tehreek-e-Insaf has been elected the Deputy Speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly he received 32 votes while Nisara Abbasi joint candidate of the Peoples Party and Muslim League (N) got 15 votes.

 Addressing the house, the newly elected Speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Choudhary Anwar-ul-Haq thanked the leadership of his Party particularly The Chairman of Tehreek –e-Insaf Imran Khan, peoples and the members of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly for reposing confidence in him and assured that he will continue to promote the sublime traditions of this house. He urged the members of the Assembly to demonstrate tolerance and pay respect to each other to continue the highly respected traditions of this house. He said it will be my endeavor not to suppress the voice of the opposition and also pay respect to the opinion of the treasury benches.  He thanked the Chairman of Tehreek-e- -Insaf Imran Khan for nominating him for Speakership of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly. The newly elected Deputy Speaker also thanked the members of the house and Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan for nominating him for Deputy Speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.   

 Earlier the newly elected members of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly took the oath of office.  Speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Shah Ghulam Qadir administered the oath.

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