Imran Khan Elected As 22nd Prime Minister Of Pakistan

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Imran Khan Elected As 22nd Prime Minister Of Pakistan
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has been elected as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Voting in the National Assembly began at 3:30 PM local time to elect the new prime minister. The cricketer-turned-politician easily secured more than 172 votes needed in the 342-member National Assembly as the grand Opposition alliance fell apart. Imran Khan won a total of 176 votes. His primary opponent Shehbaz Sharif was able to secure only 96 votes on Friday.

Oath-taking ceremony for the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan to be held on Aug.18

Imran Khan will take oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Saturday, August 18th. PTI spokesperson Faisal Javed told media that preparations for Khan’s oath-taking ceremony were already in full swing. The newly-elected Prime Minister of Pakistan will be wearing a black sherwani during the oath-taking ceremony, which will be held at the President House.

Faisal Javed said the August 18 ceremony would be kept simple. President Mamnoon Hussain will administer the oath to the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Prior to the voting in the National Assembly, all the 120 parliamentary committee members had rubber-stamped his candidacy for the top job.