Asad Qaiser

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Asad Qaiser
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Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
15 August 2018
DeputyQasim Suri
Preceded bySardar Ayaz Sadiq
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
Assumed office
13 August 2018
ConstituencyNA-18 (Swabi-I)
14th Speaker of Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
30 May 2013 – 13 August 2018
DeputyImtiaz Shahid
Preceded byKiramat Ullah Khan
Succeeded byMushtaq Ahmed Ghani
Member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
In office
29 May 2013 – 28 May 2018
ConstituencyPK-35 (Swabi-V)
Personal details
Born (1969-11-15) 15 November 1969 (age 50)
Marghuz, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Alma materUniversity of Peshawar

Asad Qaiser (Urdu: اسد قیصر‎; born 15 November 1969) is a Pakistani politician who is the current Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, in office since August 2018. He has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, since August 2018. Previously, he was the member of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 2013 to 2018 and served as the 14th Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, from May 2013 to August 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Qaiser was born on 15 November 1969 in Swabi District, Pakistan.[1] According to The Express Tribune, he was born on 15 November 1968 in Marghuz.[2]

He received his early education from the Government higher secondary school in Marghuz. He graduated from the University of Peshawar.[1][3][4] He graduated from the Government Post Graduate College (Swabi)[5] and received a degree of Bachelor of Arts.[2]

After his graduation in 1995, he became divisional president of Pasban, a youth wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.[2]

Political career[edit]

Qaiser began his political career with Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan (JI).[6] He was elected Nazim of Kotha College Swabi as a candidate of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba in 1984 where he served for two years.[2]

He joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after its formation in 1996.[6] The same year, he was nominated as district president of PTI.[5] He became the president of PTI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2008[5][6] where he served until 2013.[7]

He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-13 (Swabi-II) in 2013 Pakistani general election. He received 48,576 votes and defeated Attaul Haq, a candidate of Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) (JUI-F). In the same election, he was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of PTI from Constituency PK-35 (Swabi-V). He received 14,165 votes and defeated Sajjad Ahmad, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N).[8] Following the election, he retained his Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly seat and vacated the National Assembly one.[9] On 30 May 2013, he was elected unopposed as the 14th Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[7][10]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of PTI from Constituency PK-44 (Swabi-II) in 2018 Pakistani general election.[11] He received 31,658 votes and defeated Gul Zamin Shah, a candidate of Awami National Party (ANP).[12] In the same election, he was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PTI from Constituency NA-18 (Swabi-I).[13] He received 78,970 votes and defeated Maulana Fazal Ali Haqqani.[14] Following his election, he abandoned his provincial assembly seat PK-44 (Swabi-II) in favor of the national assembly seat NA-18 (Swabi-I).[15]

On 10 August 2018, he was nominated by PTI for the office of the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.[16] On 15 August 2018, he was elected Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan. He received 176 votes against 146 votes of Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Asad Qaiser named NA Speaker, Ch Sarwar nominated as Punjab Governor". Dunya News. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Asad Qaiser – political journey of 20th NA speaker | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  3. ^ "PTI nominates Asad Qaiser as NA speaker, Ch Sarwar as Punjab governor". Geo News. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Asad Qaiser, Qasim Suri sworn in as NA speaker, deputy speaker". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Khan, Muqaddam (11 August 2018). "Friends in Swabi back Asad Qaiser for speaker's job". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "PTI nominates Asad Qaiser for NA speaker, Chaudhry Sarwar for Punjab governor". DAWN.COM. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Asad Qaisar PTI nominee for National Assembly speaker | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ Correspondent, The Newspaper's (11 July 2018). "Tough contest likely on Swabi's NA-18 seat". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  10. ^ "K-P Assembly: PTI leaders elected speaker, deputy speaker | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  11. ^ "PTI's Asad Qaiser wins PK-44 election". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  12. ^ "PK-44 Result - Election Results 2018 - Swbai 2 - PK-44 Candidates - PK-44 Constituency Details - thenews.com.pk". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Asad Qaiser Khan of PTI wins NA-18 election". Associated Press Of Pakistan. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  14. ^ "NA-18 Result - Election Results 2018 - Swabi 1 - NA-18 Candidates - NA-18 Constituency Details - thenews.com.pk". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  15. ^ "19 NA, 3 PA seats vacated by winners". The Nation. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Asad Qaiser NA Speaker, Ch Sarwar nominated as Governor Punjab". The News. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  17. ^ "PTI's Asad Qaiser elected NA speaker: unofficial results". DAWN.COM. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.