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).
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.