Maiden session: 155 members of Sindh Assembly take oath

Published: May 29, 2013

Newly-elected Sindh provincial assembly members take oath an at the main hall of the Sindh provincial assembly building in Karachi on May 29, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: The recently-elected members of the Sindh Assembly took oath on Wednesday during the new assembly’s maiden session, Express News reported.

Sindh Assembly speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro presided over the session, which began after an hour delay.

A total of 155 members were sworn in, who later signed official documents for record.

The oath, administered by Khuhro, was taken in Urdu, English and Sindhi language as per each member’s preference.

Out of the total 168 seats in the provincial assembly, 130 seats are allocated for those who come through the general election, while 29 are reserved for women and nine for minorities.

According to the notification issued by the election commission, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has received around 67 seats, followed by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement with its 37 seats. The third in line is the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional with seven seats, followed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz with four seats, National Peoples Party with two, Thatta’s Shirazi group with four, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf with three and one seat by an independent candidate, Syed Abdul Nabi Shah.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Sohaib Ahmad Bodla
    May 29, 2013 - 12:07PM

    PPP should have given at least a glimpse of change by changing CM Sindh…

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  • SK
    May 29, 2013 - 12:39PM

    unfortunately no hope from this lot. we in Sindh will remain in the same pathetic situation.

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  • Paindoo
    May 29, 2013 - 12:59PM

    @SK: Sindhis have given PPP mandate.

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  • A J Khan
    May 29, 2013 - 1:18PM

    Weak CM has been appointed so that his fragile arms can be twisted easily.

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  • ashar
    May 29, 2013 - 1:28PM

    What a fix up, Mr. Durrani

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    May 29, 2013 - 3:23PM

    Will they stand by the wordings of the oath they have taken?

    I am doubtful.

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  • Sindhi Pakistani
    May 29, 2013 - 6:55PM

    @Paindoo:
    and who gives votes to PMLN, Imran, MQM? Voldermort?

    Maybe it is better for Sindh that MQM and PPP are exposed for 5 more years. Love live PTI

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  • Asjad
    May 29, 2013 - 7:39PM

    Sad to see people voting for Jamat e Islami/PTI n Nawaz Shareef questioning choices of others.

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