- Sadia Danish’s nomination is supported by PTI Forward Bloc.
- Speaker Nazir Advocate administered him the oath.
- PTI did not submit nomination papers for the slot.
Gilgit-Baltistan’s legislature witnessed a wave of change as its first woman deputy speaker was elected unopposed on Monday.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) candidate Sadia Danish took up the position following a consensus between her party and the Forward Bloc of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which supported her nomination. .
The process of electing the Deputy Speaker of the GB Assembly concluded on Monday after Danish was elected unopposed. He was later administered the oath of office by Speaker Nazir Advocate, who presided over the 22nd session of the Legislative Assembly.
On the other hand, PTI did not submit nomination papers for this seat. He had earlier removed its Speaker by moving a no-confidence motion against him and made its Deputy Speaker the Speaker of the GB Legislative Assembly.
The Speaker presided over the session of the Assembly before the historic event.
Danish was a member of the GB Legislative Assembly from 2009 to 2014 and was also part of the GB cabinet.
She was also the former Minister of Information, Tourism, Sports and Culture. She was also the information secretary of the PPP and a member of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW).
Gul Bar Khan – New GB CM
Last week, PTI Forward Bloc leader Gul Bar Khan was elected as the new Chief Minister of GB, days after a controversy over the elections for the top post.
Khan, who got 19 votes out of 20 members present in the house, was elected unopposed as three other candidates competing for the post withdrew their nomination papers.
An independent legislator, Nawaz Khan Nazi, abstained from the vote, with PPP and PML-N MPs supporting the new chief minister.
All 11 members of PTI’s ‘like-minded group’ boycotted the vote, claiming rigging.