Khursheed Shah submits nominations papers for NA Speaker election

04:25 PM | 14 Aug, 2018
Khursheed Shah submits nominations papers for NA Speaker election
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ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former Opposition leader, Syed Khurshid Shah submitted his nomination papers for the designation of Speaker at the National Assembly (NA) Secretariat in Islamabad.

Talking to the media on Tuesday, the PPP leader remarked that he was confident of his victory in the election citing his decades' long experience as a lawmaker and having good ties with the elected representatives.

Shah asserted that a functional parliament was important for a strong democratic state. He will be facing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Asad Qaiser for the post of Speakership.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Qasim Khan Suri has also submitted his nomination papers for the slot of the NA deputy Speaker.

Speaking to the media, Suri said that the Lower House of the Parliament will be made fully functional adding that his party enjoys the majority in the house and he was confident of his victory.

“Practical steps will be taken to address the problems of Balochistan,” Suri added.

The polling for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker will be held on August 15 through secret ballot during NA session after which the elected officials would take the oath of their office.