ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Murtaza Javed Abbassi have submitted nomination papers for the posts of speaker and deputy speaker National Assembly respectively. The secretary National Assembly has accepted the nomination papers of both candidates.
PML-N leaders Senator Ishaq Dar, Zahid Hamid, khawaja Saad Rafiq, along with Ayaz Sadiq and Murtaza Javed Abbassi submitted the nomination papers.
While talking to media on the occasion Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said he was thankful to Almighty Allah, party leader Nawaz Sharif and whole party for nominating him for the post of Speaker NA.
Ayaz Sadiq that he would try his best to run the house in fair manner and would also try to come up with the expectations of his party and all the parties present in the house. Ayaz Sadiq said he was hopeful that the members of the assembly would take part in the proceedings of the assembly more enthusiastically then the past, adding that the whole nation is looking towards the elected representatives for the solution of their problems. He said that the orders of Pakistani government regarding the austerity would be implemented.
He said that the things he has said would be implemented after the results of the elections.
Meanwhile talking to media Senator Ishaq Dar said that it is the clear decision of Nawaz Sharif that the best suitable people would be given the responsibilities weather they are speaker, governors or cabinet members. He said that there is no division that all would be from Lahore, adding that the deputy speaker is from KPK, adding that the party leadership has made these decisions in the best interest of the nation. Ishaq Dar said that they have contacted other parties for the election of Ayaz Sadiq and Murtaza Abbassi, adding that it is hoped that both would win heavy majority. Ishaq Dar said that PML-N thankful to all parties who have decided to support PML-N candidates.
He said that it is the right of the political parties to install their candidates for different posts, adding that Ayaz Sadiq would take all parties along in the assembly. He said that these are the clear instructions of Nawaz Sharif and also it is the road map of the party.
Replying a question Ishaq Dar said that the opposition leader in the assembly would be the person who has the support of majority of the opposition members, adding that the matter of the appointment of leader of the opposition in NA has been settled in the rulers of business of National Assembly 2007. He said that the matter of appointment of leader of opposition would not be delayed and it would be fixed soon after the appointment of the leader of the house.
While talking to media on the occasion Murtaza Javed Abbassi thanked Nawaz Sharif and PML-N for nominating him for the post of deputy speaker NA, adding that he would try his best to perform his constitutional duties. Murtaza Abbasi said that PML-N would take all the parties in the house. He said that the PML-N has contacted other parties for the election of speaker and deputy speaker and nation would hear positive news in this regard.
It is worth mentioning here that the elections of the speaker and deputy speaker National Assembly would be held today (Monday). There would be contest of speaker and deputy speaker NA between four candidates but it is expected that PML-N candidate Sardar Ayaz Sadiq would be elected 19th speaker of the NA and Murtaza Abbassi as 18th deputy speaker NA.
The outgoing Speaker NA Dr Fehmida Mirza would relinquish her responsibilities as speaker NA after the election of new speaker today (Monday).