PTI's Wasiq Qayyum elected Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly unopposed
PTI’s Wasiq Qayyum elected Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly unopposed
LAHORE (Dunya News) – Joint candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi has been elected as the Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly.
Last night, the no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari succeeded, after which the seat of Deputy Speaker became vacant.
Wasiq was the only candidate who submitted the nomination papers for the deputy speaker slot as the opposition alliance failed to pitch their candidate till the deadline.
A notification regarding the success of Wasiq Qayyum will be issued shortly.
The 35-year-old politician belongs to Rawalpindi.
Wasiq Qayum Abbasi, son of Mr Abdul Qayum Abbasi was born on June 24, 1987 in Rawalpindi and completed Bachelor of Science in Electronics & Communication in 2013 from University of Lahore.
He is a businessman, who was elected as Member, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in General Elections 2018.
PML-N challenges PA speaker election
Earlier today, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has challenged the election of PTI’s Sibtain Khan as Speaker Punjab Assembly in the Lahore High Court (LHC).
According to details, the PML-N appeal, which was filed by Mansoor Usman, stated that the election for speaker is held through a secret ballot and printing serial numbers on the ballot papers violated the legal and constitutional binding.
The PML-N has prayed that court to declare election of Sibtain Khan as null and void and order a re-poll for the position.
It merits mention that joint candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Sibtain Khan was elected Speaker of Punjab Assembly on Friday.
Sibtain Khan defeated joint opposition candidate Malik Saif-ul-Malook Khokhar after securing 185 votes against the 175 votes obtained by Khokhar while four votes were rejected.
The rejected votes included three of the opposition and one of the PTI.