Punjab MPAs-elect to take oath today

The inaugural session of the newly elected Punjab Assembly will be held in Lahore today, where MPAs-elect will take oath of their office.

Elections for the slots of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly will take place on August 16, after which the new chief minister will be elected through secret balloting.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz – the majority party in Punjab Assembly – has nominated Hamza Shehbaz Sharif for the slot of Punjab chief minister. Its rival, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, has yet to name its candidate for the position.

PML-N has also nominated Chaudhry Iqbal Gujjar as Punjab Assembly's speaker candidate.

The PML-N leads with 127 seats in the assembly, while PTI is a close second with 122 seats, as per the ECP's results of 294 out of 295 total seats.

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