PTI's Qasim Suri sworn in as new National Assembly Deputy Speaker

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We will bring angry Baloch brothers back into the national mainstream

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate Qasim Khan Suri on Wednesday sworn in as the 21st Speaker for the National Assembly.

Qasim Khan Suri secured 183 votes while Joint candidates of opposition party Maulana Asad Mehmood could only obtain 144 votes. A total of 330 votes were cast among which one vote was rejected.

Newly elected NA Speaker Asad Qaiser administered oath to new deputy speaker for the Lower House of Parliament. 

In his remarks after being elected NA Deputy Speaker, Suri thanked PTI chairman Imran Khan for reposing trust in him. He also thanked his opponent Maulana Asad Mahmood and those who voted for him.

He said that he belongs to Balochistan where innocent people were martyred on the election day, but despite the incident, the people of the province exercised their right to vote.

He regretted that the Balochistan was treated like a colony despite providing gas to the entire country and hatred was spread.

He vowed to give rights to the province and bring peace.

The newly-elected NA deputy speaker went on to say that they will bring angry Baloch brothers back into the national mainstream.

About Qasim Suri

Qasim Khan Suri was born in January 1969 in Quetta to a Pashtun family of Khilji and received his early education from the Quetta and enrolled in Federal Government College in 1988.

He received a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1990 and a Master’s degree in international relations in 1992, both from the University of Balochistan.

Suri have been associated with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) since 1996 but became active member in 2007.

He ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-259 (Quetta) in Pakistani general election, 2013 but was unsuccessful. He received 16,006 votes and lost the seat to Mahmood Khan Achakzai.

He was elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PTI from NA-265 (Quetta-II) in general election, 2018 by receiviung 25,973 votes and defeated Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani.

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Outgoing speaker Ayaz Sadiq had administered oath to new speaker who will supervise the election of the deputy speaker for the Lower House of Parliament.

The newly elected Speaker Asad Qaiser thanked the members for reposing confidence in him and pledged to live up to their expectations. He said that he will move forward with the consultation of all the elected members.

Qaiser went on to say that the speakership is a big responsibility and he will do his best to perform his responsibilities in an effective manner, adding that the elected representatives will be fully facilitated by the staff of the national assembly for legislation.

He urged the members to play a positive role and work together in the best national interests whilst rising above their personal interests.

“Pakistan is our identity and we will have to collectively work for the welfare of the masses,” he added.