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Newly-elected MNAs take oath in landmark session today

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    Newly-elected MNAs take oath in landmark session today
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    ISLAMABAD: The maiden session of the 15th National Assembly will be held in the parliament building on Monday, setting the stage for democratic transfer of power from one civilian government to the next for the second time in the country’s history.

    The session is expected to be stormy after the combined opposition had cried foul over perceived rigging in the general elections and blamed the Election Commission of Pakistan for failing to conduct transparent polls.

    The opposition parties are claiming that their mandate has been stolen. While rejecting the election results, they vowed to agitate the issue both in parliament and out on the streets.

    On Saturday, the top leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) finalised a joint strategy to be followed during the election of the prime minister as well as the National Assembly speaker and deputy speaker.

    According to the agenda, elected lawmakers will take oath during the session to be part of the National Assembly for the next five years. Speaker Ayaz Sadiq will take oath from the newly-elected members of the Assembly.

    PTI gets lion’s share of reserved seats in NA

    The first session will have two important activities in the ongoing week that will take place in two phases. In the first phase, speaker and deputy speaker of the house will be elected on August 15 (Wednesday).

    The election for the leader of the house or prime minister is likely to be held on August 16 or August 17.

    Constitutionally, Ayaz Sadiq is still speaker of the lower house until the selection of his successor. Then, the new speaker will take the charge and hold the election process for the deputy speaker. The election of both seats would be carried out through secret balloting.

    Speaker

    According to the rules of business of the house, the outgoing speaker (Ayaz Sadiq) will hold the election process for the incoming speaker.

    The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has nominated Asad Qaiser for the post of the speaker, while the joint opposition, comprising 11 political parties, has fielded Syed Khursheed Shah for the post and Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s son Asadur Rehman for the post of deputy speaker.

    As per the rules, if there are two candidates for the chair of speaker, then the one who secures more votes will be declared to be elected. Similarly, if both secure an equal number of votes, a fresh ballot shall be carried out until one of them secures more votes.

    A breakdown of reserved seats for women, minorities in NA

    And the outgoing speaker will take oath from the newly elected speaker and hand the charge of the house over to him. The newly-elected speaker will hold a similar secret balloting process for the election of the deputy speaker and after his or her election the latter will take the oath.

    The speaker is considered custodian of the house and as per the rules he is supposed to preserve the order and decorum in the house and in case of disturbance or disorder in the galleries, may cause them to be cleared.

    And subsequently, in the absence of speaker, deputy speaker will have those powers to run the house.

    Prime Minister

    Similarly, the prime minister will then be elected as leader of the house and voting for him or her is held in open where galleries are designated with alphabets for the name of each candidate and those supporting a certain candidate can enter that gallery.

    Leader of the opposition

    After the election of the leader of the house, the speaker will inform the members about the date, time and place for the submission of a name for the leader of the opposition in the house under their signatures.

    The speaker will declare a member leader of the opposition having the greatest numerical strength after verification of the signatures of the members.

    Shehbaz Sharif is the joint candidate of opposition parties for the post.

    After the notification on reserved seats by the ECP, the PTI tally reached 158 members in the National Assembly after it secured 28 reserved seats for women and five for non-Muslims.

    The PML-N total strength has reached 82, the PPP 53; the MMA 15; the MQM-P seven; the PML-Q five; the BAP five; and the BNP four seats.

    The National Assembly has 342 seats. Of these, 272 are filled by direct elections. While the reserved 10 seats for minorities and 60 seats for women are filled by proportional representation among parties
     
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    Today Pakistan is going to get a government of the people, by the people, for the people. First time in 70 years
     
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    Well Done @Norwegian; Two out of Three isn't bad!

    by the people?
     
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    Yesterday I was visiting this Norwegian parliament house in Oslo thinking how an enslaved nation for 400 years, when awakened democratically became world's best places to live in.
    In 1814 founders of Norway made this slogan: All power to this building! And here we are in 2018: an unguarded open building responsible for all prosperity and wealth of the nation 200 years later.
    Hope Imran Khan turns Pakistani parliament to be the only powerhouse, not GHQ, Raiwand, Larkana or Bani Gala.


    I am not allowed to say that establishment was also supporting PTI along with the people, because then I am labeled pmln supporter. @war&peace @BHarwana @khawaja07 @Ali Tariq
     
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    My friend what is your problem. Who told you that establishment supported PTI?
    You have posted so much shot but there has been not a single proof that establishment supported PTI. Give me a single proof or stop this bullshit
     
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    Oh right @Norwegian should know better; it was not the establishment rather the department of agriculture making the phone calls.
     
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    Really? I am not going to start this debate again as it's Naya Pakistan from today. But if you insist; Google clips of army chief and head of ispr publicly claiming "this election is year of Tabdeeli" and "people of Pakistan are going to defeat the enemies through elections", clearly hinting that the lot now sitting as opposition was deemed "enemies" by establishment. And that establishment was siding with "Tabdeeli" wave. The rest is history

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    This is how Pakistan defeated enemies by going to vote



    Now tell me is this how establishment helped PTI? By providing security to Pakistan voter and standing on duty wounded? You people don't have a shame please see first who you are bashing.
     
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    Who said you're not allowed to say that, its your choice but once you start stating big stuff like that without facts, it goes against how PTI came into power after this election, so don't be surprised if other people think that you have a hidden agenda or anything like that.
     
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    There is no agenda other than my observations. Establishment is never neutral and it wasn't in this elections either. Pti got popular vote, establishment was not behind it. Establishment only support Tabdeeli wave meaning it sides with democracy. This is my observations and people think it makes me pmln supporter
     
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    But your observation is without proof and it is propaganda. You should give proof with facts that why do you think so.
     
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    Here you go. Army Chief Major General Qamar Javed Bajwa on polling day:

    Major General Ghafoor head of Ispr a month ago claiming elections 2018 is "year of Tabdeeli"


    Of course these public statements are open for interpretation. You interpret them as establishment was neutral. I as establishment clearly hinting who they are siding with.
     
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    What wrong has he said here. Terrorist wanted to disrupt elections in Pakistan. Are you saying the PMLN and rest were working with terrorist if you are trying to say that please provide proof of that as well.
     
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    Lol you sound like a kid with no grasp of Pakistan's politics in regards to its geopolitical importance. You're comparing Norwegian democracy to Pakistan's how delusional does one have to be? Take that head out the sand kiddo, Nothing wrong in Pakistan's establishment supporting a political party. If today the ballot paper is given the option of electing the Army people here in "Pakistan" would gladly do so. Sure there's gonna be the 5% elitist scum crying foul and relating British democracy (or in your case, norwegian) to our form of democracy but it won't change the fact that our very existence as a national identity remains in the hands of the military and our volatile democracy needed this current nudge in the right direction. In due time, it'll flourish. We've only had 70 years to grow this seed, not 400.
     
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