Sibtain appointed Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly ahead of budget

By: 24 News
Published: 02:25 PM, 13 Jun, 2022
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PTI leader Sibtain Khan has been appointed as Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly moments before the presentation of the provincial budget in the house, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Punjab Assembly Speaker Pervaiz Elahi issued notification regarding Mr Sibtain’s appointment as Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly on Monday ahead of an expected stormy session of the assembly in which the PML-N government would present the provincial budget for the fiscal year 2022-23. 

According to sources, the names of Usman Buzdar, Mehmoodur Rashid and Raja Basharat were also considered by the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf for the post. But Mr Sibtain led the race and was nominated as the opposition leader

The PTI members of the provincial assembly are expected to give a tough time to the PML-N government during the budget speech that will be delivered by Punjab Finance Minister Awais Laghari. 

Reporter Ali Akbar