Politics: (Ayaz Sadiq expresses resolve to uphold neutrality)

ISLAMABAD: Talking to newsmen after filing his nomination papers outside Parliament House on Sunday, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the party leadership for nominating him again as PML(N) candidate for the National Assembly Speakership.

He said different political parties, including PPP, JUI(F), PML(F) and ANP have assured him to cast votes in his favour. He said he is meeting different political parties and political leaders to seek their support.

He said if voted to the slot of the speaker, he will make efforts to conduct the proceedings of the Lower House in a neutral manner and will try to perform even better than his previous term.

To a question, he said six nomination papers were filed for him for Speakership. To another question, he said almost all the political parties except PTI are ready to cast votes in his favour.