Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani

Raheela elected first woman speaker of Balochistan PA

QUETTA: Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani was elected unopposed speaker of the Balochistan Assembly on Thursday. She became the first woman speaker of the provincial assembly.

Presiding officer Syed Liaquat Agha administered the oath to the new speaker.

The seat had been lying vacant since May following resignation by Jan Mohammad Jamali.

Earlier, the Balochistan Assembly unanimously elected Sanaullah Zehri as chief minister of the province. The chief minister, in his speech after taking oath of his office, said he would invite angry Baloch leaders to come to the negotiating table, but would never compromise on their “terrorist activities”.

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