Friday, May 24, 2024

Maryam Nawaz Elected Punjab’s First Female CM

Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, clinched the title of Punjab's first female Chief Minister.

The opposition Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) boycotted the voting process during the assembly session presided over by newly-elected Speaker Malik Ahmad Khan.

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Despite brief disruptions, Maryam secured 220 votes, with her opponent, SIC-backed Aftab Ahmad Khan, obtaining zero votes.

The session experienced a brief disruption when Sunni Ittehad Council members attempted to speak on a point of order but were halted by the speaker, who emphasized that the sole agenda for the day was the election of the CM. Consequently, the STI staged a walkout and boycotted the proceedings and the voting process.

Read also: SIC Walkout Halts Punjab Assembly Chief Minister Election

Maryam's nomination by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) reflects the party's confidence in her leadership abilities to guide Punjab, the nation's pivotal province.

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Raheel J.M
Raheel J.M
Raheel, a Karachi-based reporter, is at the forefront of political journalism, providing insightful coverage that transcends the bustling landscape of Pakistan's political sphere. With an unwavering commitment to delivering accurate and comprehensive news, Raheel's work is marked by a keen understanding of the intricate dynamics shaping the political landscape.

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