Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, has announced that the election of the Prime Minister will be held on Wednesday.
He said the nomination papers can be filed by 2:00 pm on Tuesday. He said the election will be held by the division of the members.
Earlier Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of PML-N took oath as Speaker National Assembly in Islamabad on Monday. The outgoing Speaker Fehmida Mirza administered the oath to him.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq secured 258 votes whereas Shehryar Afridi of PTI 31 votes and S.A. Iqbal Qadri 23 votes.
Meanwhile‚ Murtaza Javed Abbasi of PML-N has been elected Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.
He got 258 votes in the election for the office on Monday.
His opponents Munazza Hassan of PTI secured 31and Kishwar Zahra of MQM got 23 votes in the election.
Later‚ Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq administered oath to the new Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi.
In his remarks‚ newly elected Speaker of the National Assembly‚ Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that he will make all out efforts to run the House with complete transparency and impartiality.
He said that he will treat all members equally and he appealed to the members to cooperate with him to run the House smoothly.
Ayaz sadiq said each member will have to play his role for the progress and stability of the country and upholding of supremacy of constitution.
He said we all will have to work for resolving the problems of the people.
In her remarks‚ the outgoing speaker Dr. Fehmida Mirza expressed the confidence that new speaker and the Assembly will continue to work for strengthening of democracy and resolve the problems being faced by the people and the country.
She said it is our obligation to protect the constitution. She said the previous House played vital role in bringing balance among the state institutions.
Dr. Fehmida paid rich tributes to the members of the former house especially women members for their valuable contribution in the promotion and strengthening of democratic norms and resolving major issues especially restoring the constitution in its original shape.