Agha Siraj Durrani elected Sindh Assembly speaker

Published: May 30, 2013
File photo of Agha Siraj Durrani. PHOTO: FILE

File photo of Agha Siraj Durrani. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Agha Siraj Durrani was elected as the speaker of the Sindh Assembly on Thursday, Express News reported. He will be the 16th speaker of the provincial assembly.

Durrani secured 87 out of a possible 155 votes. He took oath under the supervision of the outgoing speaker Nisar Khoro.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Khawaja Azharul Hasan secured 48 votes while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Irfanullah Marwat secured 18 votes.

The Sindh Assembly session commenced with prayers for the deceased party workers, who lost their lives in target killing, followed by the announcement of the panel of chairman by Nisar Khoro and the nominees for the speaker slot.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • SHAH
    May 30, 2013 - 2:46PM

    Interesting to See PPP got three more votes than no of seat they have in assembly and probably those three votes come from PTI.


  • Parvez
    May 30, 2013 - 3:12PM

    ….and revenge trumps democracy once again.


  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    May 30, 2013 - 3:24PM

    this is good, Agha saheb has good relation with MQM,
    I hope this time this Government will work more positively with the help of MQM
    lets thik positively


  • safdar
    May 30, 2013 - 3:43PM

    Chaudhry Nisar Khoro? c’mon ET…read 5th line guys… I thought ET is good paper…


  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    May 30, 2013 - 4:17PM

    May God have mercy on members of Sindh Assembly.



  • Nadia Sheikh
    May 30, 2013 - 7:26PM

    Best of luck to Mr Agha Siraj Durrani . Inshallah you’re political experience, strong mind and personality will have a positive change for the betterment of Sindh.


  • ashar
    May 30, 2013 - 9:27PM

    SBCA will miss you Durrani sb.


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