ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Friday declared Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) as Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly.

According to a notification issued by the National Assembly Secretariat, the Speaker declared the leader of the opposition in pursuance of Rule 39 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007.

It is pertinent to mention that Makhdoom Amin Fahim of PPP came second to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the election for the premier slot. Therefore, the PPP has the constitutional right of getting the all important post of the NA opposition leader.

Sharif won the office by bagging 244 votes with his rivals Fahim and Hashmi securing 42 and 31 votes respectively.

The PPP had already announced Shah as its parliamentary leader in the lower house of parliament.

According to the Election Commission’s website, the party bagged 33 general seats in the May 11 polls and later seven reserved seats for women and one for minorities were allocated to it according to is share.

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June 7, 2013 9:28 pm

It was obvious from the get go that PML-N and PPP were not going to let Imran become the leader of the opposition.

Mohammad Farooq
June 7, 2013 9:37 pm

So we are back with a friendly opposition. PPP, MQM, ANP and icing on the cake JUI-F.....they are all supporting PML-N.

June 7, 2013 9:51 pm

What will this spent cartridge do..nothing...

June 7, 2013 10:16 pm

Stay blessed Uncle (Chacha Saeen!)

June 7, 2013 10:28 pm

That's what we were expected. Same formation as in last PPP government. This time PPP will be friendly opposition.

June 8, 2013 1:33 am

"Mouk mouka"!

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