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Murtaza Javed Abbasi

Murtaza Javed Abbasi ( مرتضٰی جاوید عباسی }}; born 15 March 1970) is a Pakistani politician who has been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, since August 2018. Previously, he was a member of the National Assembly from 2008 to May 2018 and served as the 18th Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, from June 2013 to May 2018.

Early life

He was born on 15 March 1970 to Javed Iqbal Abbasi.

Political career

Abbasi ran for the seat of the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) from Constituency NA-18 Abbottabad-II in 2002 Pakistani general election, but was unsuccessful. He received 32,527 votes and lost the seat to a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q).

Abassi was elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-18 Abbottabad-II in 2008 Pakistani general election. He received 72,586 votes and defeated a candidate of PML-Q.

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-18 Abbottabad-II in 2013 Pakistani general election. He received 69,839 votes and defeated a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). In June 2013, Abbasi became 18th Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency NA-15 (Abbottabad-I) in 2018 Pakistani general election. He received 95,340 votes and defeated Ali Asghar Khan, a candidate of PTI.