In 1901 the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) was declared a Chief Commissioner Province and in 1932 its status was raised to the Governor Province. In 1937, the Government of India Act 1935 was enforced in the province and the NWFP Legislative Assembly was formed. The first session of the Assembly on 12 March 1946 elected Nawabzada Allah Nawaz Khan and Lala Girdheri Lal as the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker respectively in the 50-Member House. After Pakistan’s creation, the first election of the NWFP Legislative Council was held on 15 December 1951 and the first session of the Assembly was summoned on 10 January 1952. Nawabzada Allah Nawaz Khan was again elected as Speaker and Khan Muhammad Farid Khan as Deputy Speaker on 10 July 1952.