Maryam-Nawaz Becomes Punjab’s First Female CM

Maryam-Nawaz Becomes Punjab's First Female CM
Maryam-Nawaz Becomes Punjab's First Female CM
Maryam-Nawaz Becomes Punjab's First Female CM
Maryam-Nawaz Becomes Punjab's First Female CM

Maryam-Nawaz Becomes Punjab’s First Female CM

Maryam-Nawaz Becomes Punjab’s First Female CM….image/agencies

Maryam-Nawaz Becomes Punjab’s First Female CM

In a historic turn of events, Maryam Nawaz, the nominee from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has achieved a groundbreaking victory, securing the position of Punjab’s first female chief minister. This milestone marks a significant moment in Pakistani politics, breaking barriers and challenging traditional norms.

Maryam-Nawaz Becomes Punjab’s First Female CM:Triumph Over Opposition: A Resounding Victory

Maryam Nawaz clinched the chief minister seat with an impressive 220 votes, defeating her opponent, Rana Aftab Ahmad of the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), who faced a complete boycott from SIC members, resulting in zero votes. The Punjab Assembly session, overseen by the newly-elected Speaker Malik Ahmad Khan, saw opposition members boycotting, leading to a focused election for the chief minister position without allowing lawmakers to speak during the session.

Maryam-Nawaz Becomes Punjab’s First Female CM:Committee Formation: Efforts to Restore Participation

Responding to the boycott, Speaker Malik Ahmad Khan took swift action by forming a committee, including influential figures such as Khawaja Salman Rafique, Salman Nazeer, Samiullah, and Khalil Tahir Sindhu. The committee’s objective was to persuade boycotting legislators from the Sunni Ittehad Council to return to the Assembly, emphasizing the importance of democratic participation.

PML-N’s Dominance: From Speaker to Deputy Speaker Elections

Maryam Nawaz’s victory adds to the PML-N’s recent successes in the Punjab Assembly. Prior to her triumph, the party had secured victories in the speaker and deputy speaker elections. Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan was elected as the PA Speaker with a substantial 224 votes, while Malik Zaheer Ahmed Channer, the PML-N candidate for deputy speaker, defeated Mohammad Moinuddin from the SIC with 220 votes. These wins underscore the PML-N’s dominance in the political landscape.

Political Journey of Maryam Nawaz: From Philanthropy to Chief Minister

Maryam Nawaz’s journey in politics has been dynamic. Initially involved in her family’s philanthropic organizations, she entered politics in 2012. Despite challenges, including her resignation as the Chairperson of the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme in 2014, Maryam Nawaz has emerged as a political force. Her election to the National Assembly and the Provincial Assembly of Punjab in the 2024 general elections marks a significant parliamentary debut, showcasing her evolving role in shaping Pakistan’s political landscape.

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