PTI seeks PPP’s votes for speaker, deputy speaker in NA

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Paras Jahanzeb in “News Beat” covered these topics:
• Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has requested its rival Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to withdraw Syed Khursheed Shah in favor of Asad Qaiser who has been named the party’s candidate for the election of National Assembly Speaker.
• Opposition parties including PPP, PML-N, MMA and ANP, have voiced their support for Khursheed Shah who is likely to challenge Asad Qaiser in the election.
• PTI chief Imran Khan has decided that he wants PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif at his oath-taking ceremony.
• The top leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Saturday finalised a joint strategy to be followed during the election of the prime minister as well as the National Assembly’s speaker and deputy speaker.
The PPP delegation comprising former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and former opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah called on PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif at his residence here in Model Town.