PTI to officially nominate Imran Khan as PM

06 Août, 2018, 16:19 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
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The parliamentary committee of Imran Khan's Pakistan Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, which emerged as the singl largest party in the July 25 elections, is meeting today to formally nominate him as prime minister.

Imran married Bushra Bibi, his spiritual adviser, in a private ceremony in February this year.

Pakistan's National Assembly comprises a total of 342 members, of which 272 are directly elected.

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After the inclusion of independent candidates, the total number of PTI seats in the National Assembly has reached 125, said Chaudhry. The PPP would contest for the seat of Speaker against the nominee of PTI in the National Assembly.

He also said that after the support of the BNP and other coalition partners, the PTI has 177 seats. The parties, including the PML-N, the PPP, the MMA and the ANP have chose to field their own consensus candidates for the prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker's slots in the National Assembly. Earlier, Imran decided that he will keep the cabinet short with 15 to 20 ministers. The party has chose to induct the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan in the federal cabinet.

Sources say that KP governor Zafar Iqbal Jhagra has outright refused to stepping down from his office in defiance of the instructions of the leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The Balochistan Awami Party is likely to be given a federal ministry for their support in the centre, whereas the PTI will support the BAP in getting its chief minister elected in Balochistan. The party is also expected to finalise the names of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief ministers.



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