LAHORE: About 353 member Punjab Assembly took oath here Wednesday. The inaugural session of Punjab Assembly took place. The parliamentarians included 268 male, 75 female and 10 minority members. The outgoing speaker Afzal Sahi administered the oath.
Out of the 75 women members, 66 have been elected on reserved seats while nine returned after contesting on general seats. There are total 372 seats in the Punjab Assembly and the remaining 16 parliamentarians will join later, after the bye-polls. Ten of the empty as candidates who were elected to them were also elected on the National Assembly seats and opted to retain the National Assembly seats.-SANA