ISLAMABAD, Aug 13 (APP):Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate Asad Qaiser Monday submitted his nomination papers for the slot of National Assembly Speaker in the NA Secretariat.
The name of Asad Qaiser was proposed by Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Riaz Fatyana and seconded by MNA Omar Ayaz.
The joint candidate of opposition parties, Syed Khursheed Shah, also obtained nomination papers for participating in the election of NA Speaker, while Maulana Asad Mehmood, son of Maulana Fazlur Rehman, got nomination papers for the slot of Deputy Speaker.
Talking to media persons, PTI Spokesman Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry said the candidate for Deputy Speaker would be announced after consultations. He also sought the support of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians for the election of Speaker.
He said it was the vision of PTI Chairman Imran Khan to take the opposition along on national issues. “We need unity to overcome the challenges being faced by the country,” he remarked.
He said the PTI wanted to move forward on all issues in consultation with other parties. He party was willing to hear reservations of the opposition parties about the general election, he added.