Lawmakers elected on July 25 will take oath at inaugural session of the 15th National Assembly at 10am Monday (today).
President Mamnoon Hussain approved the National Assembly’s first session for August 13 on the request of caretaker prime minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk.
The ceremony will take place at Parliament House. The outgoing speaker of the National Assembly, Ayaz Sadiq, will preside over the session and administer the oath to the MNA-elects. The voting for the prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker will take place on August 16.
Sunday was the last day for independent candidates to decide which party they will support. Similarly, candidates who were elected on more than one seats had their deadline on Sunday to decide which seat they will retain.
The PTI is leading in the National Assembly with 158 seats. Of these, 125 are general seats, 28 women’s seats and five minorities’ seats. On the other hand, the PML-N has a total 82 seats. The PPP has 52 seats and the MMA has 15 seats.
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