Islamabad: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of PMLN took oath as Speaker National Assembly in Islamabad on Monday. The outgoing Speaker Fehmida Mirza administered the oath to him.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq had secured 258 votes whereas Shehryar Afridi of PTI 31 votes and S;.A. Iqbal Qadri 23 votes. In her remarks out going speaker Dr. Fehmida Mirza expressed the confidence that new speaker and the Assembly will continue to work for strengthening of democracy and resolve problems being faced by the people and the country.
She said that 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.