LAHORE: The session of Punjab Assembly has been summoned on August 15 after the summary pertaining to the matter received approval.
Newly elected Members of Punjab Assembly (MPA) will take oath after which speaker and deputy speaker will be chosen a day later on August 16.
President Mamnoon Hussain has also approved the summary moved by Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk to summon the session of the National Assembly (NA) on August 13.
On the first day, the new elected members of NA will take the oath of their office. On August 14, the nomination papers of the speaker and deputy speaker will be submitted which will be followed by the elections of the speaker, the deputy speaker and then the leader of the House on August 15. The leader will be decided on the basis of the member’s division instead of a secret ballot.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has nominated its Chairman Imran Khan for the slot of leader of the house while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif has been fielded as the joint candidate by the opposition. The opposition has also nominated Khurshid Shah for the slot of the speaker.
Meanwhile, special counters have been set up at the National Assembly secretariat to facilitate and guide the newly elected members of the assembly.
These counters will help the elected lawmakers to get membership cards of the assembly and other information. The counters will remain open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.