The first session of the new National Assembly could be convened on August 11 (Saturday) and the election of new prime minister could take place on August 15 (Wednesday).
August 11 has historic significance for Pakistan as on this day in 1947, Father of the Nation Quid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah delivered his historic address in the first constituent assembly. The outgoing Speaker of National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, will chair the first meeting of the National Assembly where the new members of the house will take the oath of membership. The first task of the newly elected National Assembly would be electing Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is bound to notify new members of the National and Provincial Assemblies within 14 days of their election. The members elected as independents would be asked to take decision about joining a party within three days of their notification as member otherwise they would remain independents. Similar exercise will be followed in the provincial assemblies. In case Ayaz Sadiq refuses to chair the first session, the President will designate the senior most parliamentarian to chair the inaugural session of the National Assembly.—INP