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Honorable Qasim Khan Suri
Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan


Introduction

Mr. Qasim Khan Suri was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the 15th National Assembly of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 15th August, 2018 by securing 183 votes. He was elected as the Member National Assembly from Quetta (NA-265, Quetta – II), Balochistan in the aftermath of the General Elections of 2018 in Pakistan.

Mr. Qasim Khan Suri is the most active and influential member of PTI Balochistan and very close ally of the current Prime Minister Imran Khan who is the founding Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) party.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as the majority party after the July 2018 elections and formed the government in the Center.  Mr. Qasim Khan Suri has played a vital role in laying the party’s foundation in the province of Balochistan.

Early Life and Education

Mr. Qasim Khan Suri was born in a famous Pakhtun tribe Suri (sub-tribe of Khilji) of Quetta in January 1969. He started looking after the Pharmaceuticals family business in 1992 and onwards. He received his early education from Quetta Islamia School while he passed his matriculation from Tameer-e-Nau School Quetta. Later, he joined the Federal Government College and completed his FSC in 1988 and in 1990 he acquired a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Balochistan. From the same university, he completed his Master degree in International Relations in 1992. He has remained one of the finest athletes. His interests include swimming, hiking, cricket, football and hunting etc.

Political Career

Mr. Qasim Khan Suri has been associated with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) since 1996 as an active member. However, he became an office bearer in 2007. Mr. Qasim Khan Suri has the privilege of being the only member to have been elected as the President of PTI Balochistan for two consecutive terms; first in 2009 and second when intra-party elections were held by PTI in 2013 - thus becoming the longest serving President at provincial level.

In past, he also held the office of the Senior Vice President and Secretary General and Deputy Organizer of PTI Balochistan. Mr. Qasim Khan Suri has also remained the member of core committee, central executive council and constitution committee of PTI. He has the privilege of organizing the largest political gathering in the political history of Balochistan on 20th April 2012 from the platform of PTI.

Mr. Qasim Khan Suri was given a party ticket for the National Assembly seat from Balochistan in the 2013 elections but he remained a runner-up. He contested for the same seat again in the General Elections 2018 and secured over 25,000 votes defeating Mehmood Khan Achakzai with 11,487 votes.

As the Deputy Speaker of National Assembly, Mr. Qasim Khan Suri is the Chairman of the National Assembly House and Library Committee. He is also the Vice President of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS).

His rise to such prominence comes as a tribute to his long and dedicated socio-political struggle spanning over two decades as a pro-democracy activist and a committed political campaigner.