PESHAWAR/ ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk recommended August 13 for the first session of the National Assembly in a summary sent to President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday, reported Express News.
The development comes after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notified winners of the July 25 polls. The deadline for independents to join a party ends August 9.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra also summoned the first session of the newly-elected members of K-P Assembly on August 13. The session will be held for oath-taking ceremony and election of the speaker, deputy speaker and chief minister.
The Constitution calls for the assembly session to be convened within 21 days of a parliamentary election. The first session will see the oath-taking ceremony of newly elected members of the house of the Parliament. After taking an oath, the MNAs will elect the speaker, deputy speaker. The ballot for prime minister and opposition leader will be held shortly after.
Summary moved to convene NA session
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which is likely to form the next government, has already named Imran Khan as its prime ministerial candidate while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) chief Shehbaz Sharif is the joint candidate of all the opposition parties for the coveted slot.
Earlier, the caretaker government had sent a summary seeking session between August 12 and 14. “We have proposed to convene the new NA session between August 12 and August 14,” Interim Information Minister Syed Ali Zafar told media on Wednesday.
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