ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced to nominate Asad Qaiser as the next Speaker of the National Assembly.

This was announced by PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi while addressing media outside chairman Imran Khan’s residence in Banigala after a meeting of the party’s top leadership.

He said that Qaiser was fully aware of parliamentary procedures as he served as the Speaker of Khyber Pakthunkhwa Assembly since last five years.

He said that Asad Qaiser had a cordial relationship with the opposition in KP Assembly, and was chosen by Imran Khan keeping his experience in mind. Asad Qaiser has won election from NA-18 Swabi by securing 78,970 votes.

Asad Qaiser was previously under consideration for the post of chief minister KP, but was overlooked for having won a NA seat, which the party wanted to secure. Former provincial minister Mehmood Khan was chosen as CM instead.


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