Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan

The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan presides over the assembly whenever the speaker is absent or unable to perform his or her duties. The office has its roots in 1947 when the Deputy Speaker was addressed as the Deputy President of the legislative assembly. After the ratification of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan, the office was reestablished. Previously Deputy Speaker was Qasim Suri who was elected by the National Assembly of Pakistan on 15 August 2018 along with the Speaker who is Asad Qaiser.

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan
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Incumbent
Qasim Suri

since 15 August 2018
National Assembly of Pakistan
Member ofNational Assembly of Pakistan
SeatIslamabad
AppointerElected by the National Assembly
Term lengthAs long as the current assembly remains in power, the Speaker continues to exercise its authority
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Pakistan, Article 53(3) Chapter 2
First holderMaulvi Tamizuddin Khan

Role and ResponsibilitiesEdit

The office of the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly is created by Article 53 of the Chapter 2 in Part III of the Constitution of Pakistan. The Deputy Speaker acts as Speaker on occasions when the Speaker is unable to do so. If both the Speaker and Deputy Speaker are unable to fulfil the role, another person is appointed to temporarily act as Speaker.[1]

ListEdit

Deputy Speakers of the National Assembly
Order Deputy Speaker Time Duration Party
1 Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan 23 February 1948 – 13 December 1948 Pakistan Muslim League
2 Muhammad Hashim Gazdar 28 March 1953 – 24 October 1954 Pakistan Muslim League
3 Cecil Edward Gibbon 12 August 1955 – 7 October 1958 Pakistan Muslim League
4 Mohammad Afzal Cheema 11 June 1962 – 12 January 1965 Pakistan Muslim League
5 Abdul Kasem 11 June 1962 – 12 January 1965 Pakistan Muslim League
6 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry 12 January 1965 – 25 March 1969 Pakistan Muslim League
7 A. T. M. Abdul Mateen 12 January 1965 – 25 March 1969 Pakistan Muslim League
8 Mohammad Haneef Khan 15 August 1972 – 10 August 1973
9 Ashraf Khatoon Abbasi 11 August 1973 – 10 January 1977 Pakistan Peoples Party
10 Abdul Fateh 27 March 1977 – 5 July 1977
11 Wazir Ahmed Jogezai 23 March 1985 To 29 May 1988 Pakistan Muslim League
12 Ashraf Khatoon Abbasi 3 December 1988 – 6 August 1990 Pakistan Peoples Party
13 Mohammad Nawaz Khokhar 4 November 1990 – 18 July 1993 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
14 Syed Zafar Ali Shah 17 October 1993 – 5 November 1996 Pakistan Peoples Party
15 Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal 16 February 1997 – 20 August 2001 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
16 Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob 19 November 2002 – 15 November 2007 Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
17 Faisal Karim Kundi 19 March 2008 To 16 March 2013 Pakistan Peoples Party
18 Murtaza Javed Abbasi 3 June 2013 – 31 May 2018 Pakistan Muslim League (N)
19 Qasim Suri 15 August 2018 – present Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan" (PDF). National Assembly of Pakistan. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2019.

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