The NA session starts with the induction of new MNAs.

The agenda states that during the session, the incoming members of parliament will take an oath of office. As the lower chamber of the Parliament convenes for the first time, the newly elected MNAs are making their way to the Parliament chamber.

In the Red Zone, stringent security measures have been implemented. Vehicles entering Parliament House property without the required IDs and stickers are prohibited.

President Dr. Arif Alvi ultimately approved a summary that Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar sent to call the National Assembly’s (NA) first session today (Thursday) after a back-and-forth with the Centre.

ARY News was informed by sources that President Alvi signed the summary sent by the interim administration in spite of his “reservations.”

Dr. Arif Alvi also “expressed” concerns about the “tone and allegations” in the caretaker summary that PM Anwaarul Kakar provided, according to a statement released by the President’s House.

Timetable for the PM election
The new MPs will be sworn in by Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf, and the new speaker and deputy speaker will then be elected in accordance with the timetable.

Aspiring candidates must turn in their nomination papers by 12 p.m. today in order to be considered for the aforementioned highly sought-after constitutional offices. Voting is scheduled for this Friday or tomorrow.

The election for the nation’s top executive would take place next week on March 4 (Monday). The election for prime minister would come next, with candidates having to file their candidature papers by March 3.

According to sources, the newly elected prime minister would probably take the oath of office as the nation’s head of state on the same day.

Who is running for prime minister?
Shehbaz Sharif is the nominee of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which is supported by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), and other parties.

Omar Ayub Khan, the grandson of the late military dictator Ayub Khan, was selected by the imprisoned former prime minister Imran Khan’s party as their nominee for prime minister.

Omar Ayub Khan, 54, lost the 2013 elections as a Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) candidate from Haripur in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He then joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) prior to the 2018 general elections.

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