ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has nominated senior party leader Asad Qaiser as speaker of the National Assembly, Newsone reported.
Moreover, the party has entrusted senator Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar as governor of Punjab.
Sarwar had held this position in the past granted to him by the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), as the former had to vacate his governorship later while joining PTI in mid of his tenure.
PTI vice president Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed reporters on Friday about the party’s nominations for the posts of NA speaker and Punjab governor.
“We have clear majority in Punjab and we are in a position to form government in the province,” Qureshi said.
Asad Qaiser won PK-44 Swabi 2 constituency on the PTI’s ticket with 31,658 votes, defeating ANP’s Gul Zamin Shah during the July 25 general election.
Qaiser belongs to the Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and graduated from the University of Peshawar before moving on to a career in education. He joined the PTI in 1996, prior to which he was a member of the Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing. In the PTI he was served as the district president of Swabi and provincial president of the party.