Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab

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Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab
اسپیکر پنجاب اسمبلی
Coat of arms of Punjab.svg
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Incumbent
Muhammad Sibtain Khan

since 29 July 2022
Provincial Assembly of Punjab
StyleMr. Speaker
(Informal; while presiding the house)
Honourable Speaker
(Formal)
StatusPresiding officer
Member ofProvincial Assembly of Punjab
SeatLahore
NominatorPolitical parties
AppointerElected by the Punjab Assembly
Term lengthAs long as the current assembly remains in power, the Speaker continues to exercise its authority
FormationConstitution of Pakistan
(12 April 1973)
First holderDr. Khalifa Shuja-ud-Din
(07 May 1951)
SuccessionFirst
DeputyDost Muhammad Mazari
WebsiteOfficial website

The Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab (Urdu: اسپیکر پنجاب اسمبلی) is the presiding official of the Punjab Assembly.

Informally, the Speaker is also called Speaker Punjab Assembly.

The office originated in 1921, before Pakistan became independent. It was re-established in 1951 in accordance with the Constitution; the Speaker presides over the chamber composed of Punjab's elected representatives.


The Speaker is first in the line of succession to the Governor of Punjab. He also occupies the third position in the Warrant of Precedence, after the Governor and the Chief Minister. In addition, the Speaker takes a non-partisan approach to presiding over the Assembly, and he is its spokesman to the outside world.

Former Speakers of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab[edit]

Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab
Order Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab Duration of Service
1 Montagu Sherard Dawes Butler 03-01-1921 to 21-03-1922
2 Herbert Alexander Casson 10-05-1922 to 16-01-1925
3 Khan Bahadur Shahab-ud-Din Virk 03-12-1925 to 27-10-1926, 04-01-1927 to 26-07-1930, 25-10-1930 to 24-10-1936
4 Rao Bahadur Chhotu Ram 20-10-1936 to 10-11-1936
5 Khan Bahadur Shahab-ud-Din Virk 06-04-1937 to 19-03-1945
6 Dewan Bahadur Singha 21-03-1946 to 04-07-1947
7 Dr. Khalifa Shuja-ud-Din[1] 07-05-1951 to 14-10-1955
8 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry 20-05-1956 to 07-10-1958
9 Khan Bahadur Sheikh Faiz Muhammad 06-12-1962 to 08-06-1965
10 Mubin-ul-Haq Siddiqui[1] 12-06-1962 to 04-07-1963
11 Ch. Muhammad Anwar Bhinder[1] 16-07-1963 to 12-06-1965, 12-06-1965 to 25-03-1969
12 Rafiq Ahmad Sheikh[2] 03-05-1972 to 11-04-1977
13 Ch. Muhammad Anwar Bhinder[1] 11-04-1977 to 11-04-1977
14 Manzoor Wattoo 10-04-1985 to 02-12-1988, 02-12-1988 to 07-11-1990, 07-11-1990 to 25-11-1993
15 Saeed Ahmed Khan 04-05-1993 to 19-10-1993
16 Hanif Ramay 19-10-1993 to 19-02-1997
17 Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi 19-02-1997 to 12-10-1999
18 Chaudhry Muhammad Afzal Sahi 2002 to 2007
19 Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan 2008 to 2013, 2013 to 2018
20 Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi 16-08-2018 to 26-07-2022
21 Muhammad Sibtain Khan 29-07-2022

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Rana Iqbal becomes longest-serving PA speaker". The Nation. 2017-11-27. Retrieved 2021-08-13.
  2. ^ "Sheikh Rafiq laid to rest". DAWN.COM. 2007-07-16. Retrieved 2021-08-13.

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  3. ^ Message from Speaker Punjab Assembly. "Punjab Assembly | Members - Speakers". www.pap.gov.pk. Retrieved 2020-06-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Profile of Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab. "Punjab Assembly | Members - Speakers". www.pap.gov.pk. Retrieved 2020-06-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Website of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab. "Home | Punjab Assembly". www.pap.gov.pk. Retrieved 2020-06-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)