PTI names Mushtaq Ghani for speaker, Mehmood Jan deputy speaker in K-P Assembly

ANP nominates Laiq Mohammad Khan for leader of the opposition in provincial assembly

Asad Zia August 13, 2018
Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani and Mehmood Jan. PHOTOS: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) nominated Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani for speaker and Mehmood Jan for deputy speaker positions in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Assembly on Monday.

Ghani has won election from his hometown PK-39 Abbottabad–IV with 28,424 votes in the July 25 elections. Previously, he also had secured the same seat in the 2013 General Elections.

In the previous PTI government in K-P, Ghani served as minister for Information and later become higher education minister.

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Similarly, Jan has also elected second time from his home constituency PK-66 Peshawar-I by securing 19,096 votes against Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal candidate Hashmat Khan who bagged 11,395 votes in the elections 2018.

Meanwhile, the Awami National Party (ANP) nominated Laiq Mohammad Khan for the leader of the opposition in K-P Assembly.

Currently, the PTI has a total of 83 seats, including reserved and independent candidates, while it needed 82 seats for two third majorities in the provincial assembly.



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