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Maryam Nawaz: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, a woman became the Chief Minister of Punjab province, gave a decisive defeat to the PTI leader.

  Lahore: Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is being elected as the first woman Chief Minister of Pakistan's Punjab province on Monday. This is because the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) and its allies have a simple majority in the House, so they have no problem in holding the top office. Meanwhile, PMLN has occupied both the posts of Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. The election for the post of chief minister will be between 50-year-old Maryam Nawaz of PMLN and Rana Aftab Ahmed of Imran Khan's PTI-backed Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC). Malik Ahmad Khan became the guardian In a marathon session of the Punjab Legislative Assembly on Saturday, MPs elected PML-N leader Malik Ahmed Khan as the Guardian of the House and Zaheer Iqbal Channar as the Deputy Speaker through secret voting. Meanwhile, senior Pakistan People's Party leader Syed Owais Shah was elected Speaker of the Sindh Provincial Assembly on Sunday, while Anthony Naveed, the Christian face of the party, was elected Deputy Speaker. He became the first non-Muslim Vice President in the country's history. Meanwhile, the United Kashmir People's National Party has strongly condemned the arrest of the party's vice president Rashid Ahmed in the Muzaffarabad division by the Pakistan Police. The ban on internet media platform X in Pakistan continued for the eighth day. Barrister Ali Zafar withdrew from the race for the post of PTI president Amid a leadership crisis in Imran Khan's party PTI, Barrister Ali Zafar on Sunday withdrew his name for the post of party president. Barrister Gauhar Ali Khan had announced the name of Barrister Ali Zafar for PTI President before the party's internal elections. Barrister Ali Zafar said he was withdrawing from the fray due to the possibility of conflict of interest if he became the party president due to his involvement in getting Imran out of jail.