Qasim Suri swears-in as deputy speaker of NA



ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) nominee Qasim Suri was y elected as deputy speaker of the National Assembly on Wednesday.

Suri was elected as the deputy speaker by securing 183 out of a total of 328 votes. His contender, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s Asad Mahmood, managed to get 144 votes while one vote was rejected.

Later, Speaker Qaiser administered oath to newly-elected deputy speaker.

After having sworn-in, Suri said that he was thankful to Imran Khan, who reposed his trust in him and nominated a worker for deputy speaker’s post.

He said that a relatively smaller and deprived province was given importance through his nomination, promising to get rights for Balochistan.