Imran Khan to take oath on Aug 11

The stage is set for the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 11, ahead of Pakistan’s Independence day, August 14.  The 65-yeaer-old leader has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly (NA) in the elections held on July 25.

Though he is still short of numbers to form the government on his own, his party is trying to reach out to smaller parties and independents to form the next government.

According to the results, the PTI has bagged 116 general seats, 22 short of simple majority, whereas the PML-N and PPP have won 64 and 43 seats, respectively. The PTI is short of the 137 needed for a simple majority and is trying to woo independents to join the party.

To meet the required number of votes, the PTI leadership has reportedly been approaching the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), PML-Quaid (PML-Q), and the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), as well as independents.

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