Syed Amjad Zaidi and Nazir Advocate of Tehreek-e-Insaf coalition were elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly respectively.
In the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly session, the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker was carried out by secret ballot.
According to Speaker Fida Mohammad Nashad, PTI candidate Syed Amjad Zaidi got 18 out of 23 votes in the election, 4 votes of the coalition were lost and one was cast in favour of the opposition.
Opposition Alliance candidate for Speaker Ghulam Muhammad got 8 out of 9 votes out of which 2 votes were lost.
PTI alliance candidate Nazir Advocate won the election by getting 22 out of 23 votes.
Opposition candidate Rehmat Khaliq got 9 votes while newly elected Speaker Amjad Zaidi did not cast his vote as per law.
Nomination papers for Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister will be submitted on November 27 and elections will be held on November 28.
The total number of members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly is 33, but one seat fell vacant after PPP provincial president Amjad Advocate won two seats, leaving 32 members to exercise their right to vote for the speaker and deputy speaker. What
It should be noted that 32 out of 33 newly elected members of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly took oath yesterday.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-N, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam on the ticket and 23 independently elected members besides 6 technocrats and 3 reserved for women. The members who won the seats also took the oath.
Note that the Gilgit-Baltistan Election Commission had two days ago released the official results of 24 constituencies and 9 reserved seats in the Legislative Assembly.
In 24 of the 33 direct seats in the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly, the PTI won 10, the PPP 3 and the PML-N 2 seats.
In the reserved seats, PTI got 4 seats for women and 2 technocrats, PPP got one seat for women and technocrats, and PML-N got one seat for women.
The PTI has a majority in the assembly with 6 independent candidates and 22 seats after 6 reserved seats, 5 of the PPP, 3 of the PML-N, one of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and one of the Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen.