PTI’s Sibtain appointed leader of opposition in PA

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Amraiz Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Muhammad Sibtain Khan has been appointed as the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly (PA) on Monday.

The appointment was notified by Speaker of Punjab Assembly Parvez Elahi hours before the key budget session.

“Pursuant to the provisions of rule 23-A of the Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab 1997, I, Parvez Elahi, Speaker, Provincial Assembly of Punjab hereby declare Mr. Muhammad Sibtain Khan, MPA as Leader of Opposition in the Provincial Assembly of Punjab, with immediate effect,” the notification reads.

The opposition leader’s seat had fallen vacant after its previous incumbent, Hamza Shahbaz, was elected as the chief minister following the resignation of Usman Buzdar ahead of a no-confidence motion.

 

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