NA session to elect PM on Monday

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly will meet to elect Leader of the House on Monday, March 24 at 4:00 pm, said a statement. President Musharraf has signed the summary to convene the session of the lower house of the parliament after receiving it from the prime minister secretariat.

Presidential spokesman Major General (Retd) Rashid Qureshi said that President Pervez Musharraf has summoned the National Assembly to meet on March 24 to elect leader of the House. The President received the summary from the Prime Minister Secretariat on Thursday morning and has summoned the session to meet at 1600 hours on Monday, he said. “The President has been pleased to summon the National Assembly for ascertainment of the member who commands the confidence of the majority of members of the assembly,” added the spokesman.

The National Assembly has elected its Speaker and Deputy speaker in its session on Wednesday through secret ballot. Election of the new Leader of the House would also be held through secret ballot.-SANA

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