Imran Khan nominates Babar Saleem as KP Assembly Speaker


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Founder Imran Khan has nominated Babar Saleem as the Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.

According to the media reports, this was stated by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Leader Umar Ayub in a statement issued today (Wednesday, February 28). Babar has won the provincial assembly seat from Mansehra.

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The reports further stated that the name of Asad Qaiser’s brother Aqibullah was being chosen before Babar Saleem for the Speaker of the KP Assembly. The decision was changed given reservations about Aqibullah’s nomination in the party.

The KP Assembly will elect a new Speaker and Deputy Speaker on February 29, as announced by Speaker Mushtaq Ghani. According to his statement, nomination papers for the positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker may be filed by today at 5 p.m., and they may be withdrawn until midnight. He said that tomorrow at 10 a.m., voting will take place to choose the Speaker and Deputy Speaker.