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PM Office - PTI sends in Omar Ayub to bat

PM Office - PTI sends in Omar Ayub to bat

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PTI founder nominates Omar Ayub for the office of prime minister

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RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) - Omar Ayub has been nominated as a potential candidate for the office of prime minister by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). 

PTI leader and former National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser revealed the name of Omar Ayub as a candidate for the prime minister position, while Aqib Khan has been nominated for the office of speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. 

Speaking to media outside Adiala jail, Asad Qaiser announced plans to engage in discussions with all political parties, including the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the Awami National Party (ANP), and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam. He also hinted at protesting against the Feb 8 polls results, stating that PTI's mandate was stolen. 

The former speaker pledged to sit in the National Assembly and conduct a parliamentary session in a day or two. 

Asad Qaiser shared the statements of the PTI founder after meeting him in Adiala jail with the approval of the Islamabad High Court. He said the PTI founder discussed matters related to political alliances, the new government, and the political situation in the meeting.

Who is Omar Ayub?  

The PTI's nominee for the prime minister's position, Omar Ayub Khan is a seasoned politician from Haripur, KP. He is the grandson of the late Gen Muhammad Ayub Khan. 

After PTI's victory in the 2018 elections, Omar Ayub Khan was appointed Federal Minister for Power Division in the cabinet of the then prime minister. 

Befor joining the PTI, he contested the 2013 elections on PML-N ticktet but remained unsuccessful. He served as Chairman Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs after winning by-elections in 2014.

In 2008, he penned a report entitled Roles and Responsibilities of MNAs for Islamabad-based pro-democracy think tank Pildat.