PTI’s Haq, Gujjar elected AJK Speaker, Deputy Speaker respectively
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf candidates Chaudhry Anwaar-ul-Haq and Chaudhary Riaz Gujjar on Tuesday were elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly respectively, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
PTI’s Haq bagged 32 votes while his rival could get 15 votes. He easily won the election for the speaker of AJK Legislative Assembly by defeating a consensus candidate of the opposition, Faisal Mumtaz Rathor, who could retain 15 votes.
Earlier, as many as 49 out of 52 newly-elected members of the AJK Legislative Assembly took oath as members of the assembly. The outgoing Speaker Ghulam Qadir administered the oath to the newly-elected members.
Six women were also among the members who were sworn in.
Reporter Safeer Raza