PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Zafar Iqbal Jhagra has summoned the Provincial Assembly to meet for the oath-taking ceremony on August 13, 2018 (Monday) at 10am.
In the first-ever session of the new lawmakers-to-be chaired by outgoing Speaker Asad Qaisar, the newly elected MPAs will administer an oath of their offices. Later on, the speaker will announce a schedule for the election of new speaker and deputy speaker of the KP Assembly.
So far, neither Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) nor the opposition parties have announced names of their nominees for the offices of KP Assembly speaker and deputy speaker.
The house, in the second phase of its session, will go for the election of the leader of the house – chief minister.
The PTI, which got the majority number of seats during July 25 general elections, has nominated Mehmood Khan from Swat for the office of chief minister. However, no one from the opposition parties have announced any name of its nominee for the office of chief minister.
The election of the speaker and deputy speaker will be held through secret ballot whereas the house will elect the leader of the house (chief minister) through the show of hand.