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Ayaz Sadiq, a prominent member of Nawaz Sharif’s political party, has been chosen as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

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Sardar Ayaz Sadiq from PML-N garnered the support of 199 out of 291 votes cast.

On March 1, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, a leader affiliated with the political party led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He became the Speaker of the recently established National Assembly.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, representing PML-N, secured 199 votes out of the total 291 cast, as reported by Dawn.com. In a competitive race, he surpassed his opponent Amir Dogar. He garnered only 91 votes, amid disruptions caused by members of the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC). It is noteworthy that Mr. Dogar had the support of the imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party.

Casted votes to Sardar Ayaz Sadiq

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, stated that a total of 291 votes were cast. According to the report, one vote was ‘invalid’ among them. Moreover the remaining votes were ‘valid.’

Amid allegations of significant irregularities in the February 8 polls, made by Mr. Khan and his party, the PTI, accusations were directed at PML-N. Therefore, its coalition partners, including the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), for allegedly undermining the mandate of Khan’s party.

Considering the political landscape in the Assembly, it was evident that the candidate supported by PML-N would emerge victorious. Furthermore, The alignment led by Nawaz Sharif’s party, had formed alliances with the PPP and four other smaller parties to prevent Mr. Khan’s PTI from attaining power.

Meanwhile, as per the timetable released by the National Assembly Secretariat on Thursday, the Prime Ministerial election is set to occur on Sunday. Moreover, former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif nominated by the alliance of PMN-L and PPP, is their candidate for the position.

Furthermore, the authorities scheduled the election for the new President on March 9. Asif Ali Zardari, a leader of the PPP and former president of Pakistan, he anticipated to secure re-election to the post after an absence of nearly 11 years.

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