PPP’s Khursheed Shah declared leader of opposition in NA

June 07, 2013

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Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah of PPP has been declared as Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly. – File Photo
Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah of PPP has been declared as Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly. – File Photo

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.