PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain, was appointed parliamentary leader of Awami National Party (ANP) in KPK Assembly on Thursday.In this connection, a meeting of the ANP parliamentary meeting was held with Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti in the chair at Chief Minister Secretariat. On this occasion, the meeting was called for appointment of new parliamentary leader. Provincial Sports Minister Syed Aqil Shah proposed the name of Mian Iftikhar Hussain for the slot that was backed by entire members of parliamentary party and it was unanimously decided to appoint Mian Iftikhar Hussasin as ANP’s parliamentary leader in the KPK Assembly.Thus, the participants of the meeting agreed on appointing Mian Iftekhar Hussain as new parliamentary leader in provincial assembly After the martyrdom of former ANP’s party parliamentary leader Bashir Ahmad Bilour in a suicide blast at Dakki Nalbandi on December 22, the seat had fell vacant due to martyrdom of Bashir Ahmad Bilour. KPK Minister for Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain, has been assigned with the additional responsibilities of the parliamentary leader of ANP. The seat fell vacant due to martyrdom of Bashir Ahmad Bilour. On this occasion, joint prayers were offered for the slain leader and rich tributes were paid to his sacrifice and gallant role. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Bashir Ahmad Bilour has played his role, in and outside the assembly, commendably and the space created due to his martyrdom can’t be filled. He said that his role as parliamentary leader, was exemplary unprecedented and hoped that Mian Iftekhar Hussain will also better dispense the responsibility and will maintain the same customs of brotherhood and political harmony that was set forth by his predecessor. Mian Iftekhar Hussain thanked entire members and Chief Minister on his appointment and assured to leave no stone unturned for fulfilling their expectations. He said that Bashir Ahmad Bilour was a great and senior leader and taking his position was hard for him. He said that his absence will long be felt and he will try to fulfil the responsibility following his footsteps. He said that Bashir Ahmad Bilour was a great administrator and he took care of everyone status and position.