Lahore (Staff Report): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz was appointed as the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly on Thursday.

Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi issued a written notice in this regard.

According to sources, Hamza's appointment had faced a delay after the Assembly Secretariat had received a complaint about forged signatures on the nomination papers.

After probing into the matter and ensuring that signatures were not forged, the Punjab Assembly speaker proceeded with Hamza's appointed, sources added.

Hamza's father and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif serves as the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly.

On August 19, Usman Buzdar of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was elected as Chief Minister Punjab after defeating Hamza Shahbaz by 27 votes.