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Newly Elected Sindh Assembly Members Sworn In

Karachi (August 13, 2018): Newly elected members of Sindh Assembly were administered oath of their office on Monday.

The inaugural session of the assembly was chaired by the speaker, Agha Siraj Durrani. 168 members of the house took oath for the upcoming tenure of the Sindh Assembly.

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Members took oath in three Sindhi, Urdu and English Languages.

In Sindh Assembly, the PPP won 73 general provincial assembly seats, with the inclusion of five minority and 17 women reserved seats, it is leading the tally with 95 seats.The PTI has been allocated 30 seats, including 23 general seats, five reserved women, and two minority members. While the MQM-Pakistan will have its 21 members in the assembly after winning 16 general seats, four reserved women and one minority seats.

The GDA will have 15-member representation in the Sindh Assembly. Under the seat-share formula, it has been given four reserved women and one minority seat on its 10 general seats.

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) will have three members in the legislative assembly with two members on general seats and one reserved women seat. Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal will have one-member representation in the assembly.

Earlier today, newly Elected MPAs of the KP Assembly took the oath of their office in the Inaugural session, which began under the chair of Speaker, Aurangzeb Nalotha.

Speaker NA, Asad Qaiser failed to preside KP Assembly Session due to the commencement of NA session at the same time.

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Before KP, newly elected members of the National Assembly took the oath.

Outgoing Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, who presided over the first session of the 15th National Assembly, administered the oath to the newly elected members of parliament.

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The national anthem was played at the opening of the session, which was followed by recitation of Holy Quran.

PTI chairman and prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif were among those who took the oath.Mr. Bhutto-Zardari took the oath as member of parliament for the first time, whereas his father returned to the house after more than two decades.

PM To Be Elected On August 17

The selection of the Prime Minister is conditional on the submission of their nomination papers on August 16, if it is done as per schedule, would pave the way for the process to be completed by the evening on the same day. Otherwise, the election will be held on the morning of August 17.

The Prime Minister-elect’s oath-taking ceremony is slated for August 18, at the President House.

Once the allotment of general seats was finalised, those reserved for women and minorities were also allocated to the political parties.

PTI Leading with 158 Seats In National Assembly

Leading the race with the most number of MNA-elects is the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with 158 seats (125 general, 28 women and five minorities).However, candidates with dual nationalities are required to leave their seats which would reduce the tally for the Imran Khan-led PTI, leaving them to rely on support from Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s seven members, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s five, Balochistan Awami Party’s five, and Balochistan National Party-Mengal’s four members.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is in second place with a total of 82 seats, after winning 64 general seats, two minority seats and 16 women seats.

The Pakistan Peoples Party is at a distant third with a total of 53 seats, with 42 general seats, two seats reserved for minorities, and nine reserved for women.

Security Arrangements Tightened 

From Bani Gala to the Parliament House, security arrangements have been finalised, authorities and sources confirmed, while additional measures will also be implemented for the first session of the 15th NA.

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According to sources, the security in the district, including the red zone areas, will be on “red alert” — or high alert — in light of the NA session, and only people with special passes will be allowed into the Parliament.

Police and Rangers have been deployed as per the stricter security measures for the day. No random person would be let into the red zone.

Balochistan assembly session Summoned Today

Newly elected Balochistan Assembly’s first session has been summoned on August 13 (Today).All newly elected MPAs will take oath in the first session. Speaker and Deputy Speaker for the assembly also will be elected in the following session.

Newly Elected Punjab Assembly Session Summoned on August 15

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.

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