Pakistan

LAHORE – Governor Punjab Malik Rafique Rajwana has summoned the inaugural session of the provincial assembly on August 15.

Caretaker provincial law minister Zia Haider Rizvi said the session will be conducted at 10 am on Wednesday in which the newly-elected members will take the oath of their office.

The speaker and deputy speaker of Punjab assembly will be elected on August 16 after which the new chief minister will be elected through secret ballot, Rizvi added.

A day earlier, acting Sindh governor Agha Siraj Durrani had announced that the session of the Sindh Assembly would be convened on August 13. On the same day, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Zafar Iqbal Jhagra has summoned a session of the provincial assembly on August 13.

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On the federal level, President Mamnoon Hussain signed a summary approving the National Assembly session on August 13.

The newly-elected members will take oath of their office on the first day of the session, followed by elections for the speaker, deputy speaker, and the leader of the house.

Upcoming Prime Minister, Imran Khan will take oath of his office on August 18 as per Senator Faisal Javed for which President Mamnoon has canceled his Ireland tour.