ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Chaudhry Abdul Majeed was elected as the eleventh Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday.
Newly elected members of the Azad Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly voted for the Prime Minister slot in Muzaffarabad.
Chaudhry Abdul Majeed secured 35 votes and Raja Farooq Haider Khan of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) managed eleven votes. Muslim Conference and Muttihada Qaumi Movement legislators also voted for the PPP candidate.
President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Syed Mehdi Shah congratulated Chaudhary Abdul Majeed for becoming the Prime Minister.
Earlier, 46 elected members of the legislative assembly took the oath in the session chaired by outgoing speaker Choudhary Anwar-ul-Haq.
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