K-P assembly commences first session, 122 members sworn in

Published: May 29, 2013

Newly-elected northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly members take an oath at the provincial assembly building in Peshawar on May 29, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

Newly-elected northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly members take an oath at the provincial assembly building in Peshawar on May 29, 2013. PHOTO: AFP A screengrab shows the speaker of the house conducting the ceremony. SCREENGRAB: EXPRESS NEWS A screengrab shows members taking their oaths. SCREENGRAB: EXPRESS NEWS

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly commenced its first session on Wednesday where 122 newly elected members took oath, reported Express News.

The session was delayed by 30 minutes and began with an address by the speaker of the assembly, Kiramat Ullah Khan.

The oath was administered by the speaker of the assembly and read out in unison. Members could take the oath in either Urdu, English or Pashto.

After taking oath, members were required to sign official documents turn by turn.

The speaker expressed hope for the province under the newly elected members and prayed for the prosperity of Pakistan.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) won the mandate in K-P in the elections and is set to form a government in an alliance with the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI).

Background

From 2008-2013, the K-P Assembly paid a hefty price to sustain democracy: it lost the largest number of lawmakers as compared to any other provincial assemblies. Of the 12 lawmakers who died during the tenure of the assembly, at least three were killed in terror attacks.

Despite a wave of terror attacks and unrest in the province, the house was able to meet 439 times, and passed up to 102 bills during its five-year tenure from 2008-2013.

The assembly’s standing committees met about 662 times in the past five years.

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Reader Comments (22)

  • moeed
    May 29, 2013 - 11:36AM

    inshallah naya pakistan

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  • BILAL
    May 29, 2013 - 11:40AM

    Best of luck PTI in KPK, All the best, Next time in center inshallah.

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  • Zubair
    May 29, 2013 - 11:44AM

    Oh Allah, guide our lawmakers towards the right and help them with your support and protection againt all the evils. Please, please please help them!!!!!

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  • ayesha
    May 29, 2013 - 11:52AM

    High Hopes from PTI,Best wishes :)

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  • Sohaib Ahmad Bodla
    May 29, 2013 - 11:59AM

    Drone strike just before the maiden session of newly elected KPK assembly… surely a warm welcome from US..!!

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  • Iram
    May 29, 2013 - 12:02PM

    You have taken oath and now show the difference and change the lives of the people.

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  • k. Salim Jahangir
    May 29, 2013 - 12:12PM

    Congratulations!!! May God give strength to all the elected members of KPK assembly to deliver & serve honestly the people of KPK & Pakistan!!!

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  • Namaloom Afraad
    May 29, 2013 - 12:23PM

    Good luck PTI and co. Now your turn to turn KP into a livebale place

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  • Abbas
    May 29, 2013 - 12:30PM

    Work hard PTI, show us the change in KPK promised by Imran Khan Sahib.. May ALLAH be with you.

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  • Paindoo
    May 29, 2013 - 12:48PM

    Congratulations PTI! Now show us that you are people of your words. High hopes from you, may you keep us believing in PTI and IK.

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  • salman
    May 29, 2013 - 12:57PM

    just a question: KPK has 99 PA seats… how come 122 took oath???

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  • jalal
    May 29, 2013 - 12:58PM

    waited anxiously for this day,now work hard and make kpk a better place.

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  • Liaqat Yousufzai
    May 29, 2013 - 1:37PM

    PTI journey in the corridors of power has just started. Wish you all the best.

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  • Namaloom Afraad
    May 29, 2013 - 2:34PM

    @ salman: Mate 23 are reserved seats for women and minorities. Just like the national assmebly has 272 direct seats but 342 in toto

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  • Junaid Abdul Wahid
    May 29, 2013 - 3:40PM

    Drones strikes in Tribal area which is not under in KPK!
    @Sohaib Ahmad Bodla:

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  • True Karachiwala
    May 29, 2013 - 3:47PM

    @Liaqat Yousufzai:
    @Abbas:
    @Namaloom Afraad:
    @Iram:
    @ayesha:
    @BILAL:
    @moeed:

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/555951/four-killed-in-a-drone-strike-in-north-waziristan/

    No excuses, no resolution passing only. Size yourself up and then start making claims.

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  • PaKhtoon
    May 29, 2013 - 4:37PM

    IK, Its an honor to ruled by you Sir,……

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  • abid
    May 29, 2013 - 5:42PM

    now the real face of PTI will come. they are going to do nothing in KPK. people will find out very soon. and paKhtoon: get a life.

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  • Jadoon
    May 29, 2013 - 6:12PM

    @ True Karachiwala: Drone Strike was in Federally administered tribal areas (FATA), which is under jurisdiction of federal govt, not under KPK govt. Its responsibility of federal govt to stop drone strikes in Fata. Defense of a country is a federal subject.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    May 29, 2013 - 7:29PM

    A real test of PTI’s capabilities starts now. Local bodies elections in 90 days!

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  • PakPrince
    May 29, 2013 - 7:39PM

    @abid: you should get a life bro, to criticize someone even before he start….

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks.
    May 29, 2013 - 7:44PM

    Congratulation to all the elected members of the KP Assembly. Good Luck, you be needing it.

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