QUETTA, Dec 24 (APP): Ms Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz(PML-N) has been elected Speaker Balochistan Assembly unopposed.

She is first ever woman in the history of Balochistan who was elected as Speaker Balochistan Assembly.

The seat was lying vacant after then Speaker Balochistan Assembly, Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali had tendered his resignation following the party’s instructions.

Returning Officer at the Balochsitan Assembly premises announced that Ms Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani has been elected Speaker Balochistan Assembly unopposed.

Mufti Gulab Khan of Jamiat Uelma-e-Islam-Fazl submitted his nomination forms after the expiry of time fixed in this regard.

The Returning Officer rejected his nomination papers, giving his decision that the time was expired as Mufti Gulab Khan could not submit his papers within stipulated time.

Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani was elected Member Balochistan Assembly in 2013 on the ticket of Pakistan Muslim League-N for reserve seat for woman in the Balochsitan Assembly.

Earlier, she had remained Provincial Minister for Prosecution in the government of Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani.

She is law graduate, experienced and senior lawyer and senior office-bearer of scouts association.