Asad Qaiser is a Pakistani politician and one of the oldest and prominent workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf who is currently presiding over its provincial chapter of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The PTI is currently holding talks with the JI, QWP and independent candidates over a coalition for the formation of the provincial government.
He joined PTI in 1996 and began his political career as a worker for the party. He moved up the ranks over the years, he was initially appointed as the Provincial President of PTI in 2002 till 2011 when the provincial leadership was dissolved by Imran Khan prior to the Intra Party elections. On March 2013, He swept the Intra Party elections by defeating his opponents Parvez Khattak and Masood Sharif Khan Khattak with a large margin. Prior to joining PTI, he was an active member of Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing.
On 13th May 2013, Chairman PTI, Imran Khan nominated Asad as the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the top post in the province where Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is the single largest party with 35 out of 99 seats. He will head a coalition government with PTI as the leading party while Jamaat-e-Islami and Qaumi Watan Party will also be part of the government. PTI supporters have reservations over him as he did not pay any tax in the last three years according to the ECP website