Mutahida Quami Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Rana Ansar became the first-ever female opposition leader in Sindh Assembly!
A notification issued by the Sindh assembly’s secretariat on Wednesday, de-notified PTI’s Haleem Adil Sheikh as the opposition leader after he lost the backing of lawmakers and also notified the appointment of Rana Ansar as the opposition leader.
The MQM-P, which is part of the coalition government in the Centre, had been making moves to take the opposition leader’s seat in the Sindh Assembly.
MQM-Pakistan submitted an application to Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani earlier in the day for Rana Ansar’s appointment as the opposition leader.
The application bore the signatures of 38 opposition lawmakers, comprising 21 MQM-P lawmakers, and 14 Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) MPAs.
While nine disgruntled lawmakers of the PTI also supported Rana Ansar’s elevation to the opposition leader’s office.