MIRPUR (APP): PTI’s nominees Choudhary Anwar-ul-Haq was elected as Speaker while Riaz Ahmed elected as Deputy Speaker of the AJK Assembly at the session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly which met in the State metropolis on Tuesday.
Choudhary Anwar-ul-Haq secured 32 votes while his opponent Faisal Mumtaz Rathore the joint candidate of PPP and PML (N) got 15 vote.
Total 49 newly elected members have cast their vote in 53 seat Azad Jam-mu Kashmir Legislative Assembly.
Four members were not present in the assembly session while two vote were rejected
Later the newly elected Speaker Choudhary Anwar-ul-Haq took the oath of office. The outgoing Speaker of the Assembly Shah Ghulam Qadir administered the oath .
Riaz Ahmed of Tehreek-e-Insaf was elected the Deputy Speaker of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir legislative Assembly he received 32 votes while Nisara Abbasi joint candidate of PP and Muslim league (N) got 15 votes.
Addressing the house, the newly elected Speaker of Azad Jammu and Kashmir legislative Assembly Choudhary Anwar-ul-Haq said it will be my endeavor not to suppress the voice of the opposition and also pay respect to the opinion of the treasury benches.
Earlier the newly elected members of the AJK legislative Assembly took the oath of office. Outgoing Speaker Shah Ghulam Qadir administered the oath.