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KP assembly elects first ever woman deputy speaker

KP assembly elects first ever woman deputy speaker | TheNewsTribe.com

PESHAWAR: Member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Doctor Mehar Taj Roghani was elected as first deputy speaker of KP assembly on Tuesday.

Elected after secret balloting, Dr Roghani secured 77 votes while her opponent, PML-N Arbab Akbar Hayat, managed to bag 37 votes.

A total of 119 votes were polled in the assembly of 124 MPAs, due to the absence of five legislators.

The presiding officer during the polling process, KP Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar rejected four votes including that of MPA Bakht Baidar Khan as he violated the polling rule by showing his vote to the chief minister before casting it.

Dr Roghani was formerly working as the special assistant to chief minister for social welfare.