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Maryam Nawaz elected as first woman chief minister of Punjab

Maryam Nawaz elected as first woman chief minister of Punjab

Maryam Nawaz elected as first woman chief minister of Punjab

Maryam Nawaz elected as first woman chief minister of Punjab

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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz(PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz was elected as the first woman chief minister of Punjab after getting 220 votes while candidate of Sunni Ittehad Council Rana Aftab Ahmad Khan bagged zero votes.

The PA session started almost 40 minutes behind its scheduled time of 11:00 am with PA Speaker Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan in the chair.

The session started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran followed by Naat-e-Rasool-e-Maqbool (Peace Be Upon Him).

On completion of the voting and counting process, PA Speaker Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan announced the results and declared Maryam Nawaz as leader of the house.

The speaker also congratulated Maryam Nawaz for becoming the Punjab chief minister.

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The Sunni Ittehad Council completely boycotted the Punjab Assembly session and did not take part in the proceedings.

It should be noted that in the 327-member house of the Punjab Assembly, the Muslim League-N has the support of 224 members, while the number required to become the chief minister is 186.

On the other hand, the Sunni Ittehad Council has the support of 103 members.

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