Lahore (Staff Report): The newly-elected MPAs took oath of their office during the inaugural session of Punjab Assembly on Wednesday.

Outgoing Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal administered the oath to the newly elected members of the Punjab Assembly.

The elections for the slots of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly will take place on August 16, after which the new chief minister will be elected through secret balloting.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has nominated Hamza Shehbaz Sharif for the slot of Punjab chief minister.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, (PTI) has yet to name its candidate for the position.

PTI has nominated its ally Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as candidate for the slot of Speaker in Punjab Assembly.

Talking to newsmen in the premises of Punjab Assembly in Lahore on Wednesday, he hoped that the country will make progress and we have to work hard for country's prosperity.

Meanwhile, the National Assembly as well as Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assemblies will elect Speaker and deputy speakers on Wednesday.