302 newly-elected MNAs take oath

ISLAMABAD – As many as 302 newly-elected members of the National Assembly, out of a total of 336, took oath on Thursday. 

According to a press release issued by the National Assembly Secretariat, outgoing National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf administered the oath to the MNAs.

Noted political bigwigs — PML-N supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ex-prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, former president Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Yusuf Raza Gillani, Abdul Aleem Khan, Barrister Gohar Khan, Ali Muhammad Khan, Omar Ayub Khan, Asad Qaiser, and Sher Afzal Marwat — took the oath during the House proceedings. 

Furthermore, three Senators — PML-N’s Nuzhat Sadiq, JUI-F’s Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, and PPP’s Yousuf Raza Gilani — resigned from the upper house of Parliament in order to join the National Assembly.

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