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PTI’s Qasim Suri sworn in as new National Assembly Deputy Speaker

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate Qasim Khan Suri on Wednesday sworn in as the 21st Speaker for the National Assembly.
Qasim Khan Suri secured 183 votes while Joint candidates of opposition party Maulana Asad Mehmood could only obtain 144 votes. A total of 330 votes were cast among which one vote was rejected.
Newly elected NA Speaker Asad Qaiser administered oath to new deputy speaker for the Lower House of Parliament.
In his remarks after being elected NA Deputy Speaker, Suri thanked PTI chairman Imran Khan for reposing trust in him. He also thanked his opponent Maulana Asad Mahmood and those who voted for him.
He said that he belongs to Balochistan where innocent people were martyred on the election day, but despite the incident, the people of the province exercised their right to vote.
He regretted that the Balochistan was treated like a colony despite providing gas to the entire country and hatred was spread.
He vowed to give rights to the province and bring peace.
The newly-elected NA deputy speaker went on to say that they will bring angry Baloch brothers back into the national mainstream.