Pak National Assembly elects Imran Khan as Prime Minister 

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Aug 17, 2018, 06:46 PM(IST)

File photo of Imran Khan. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif had also filed the nomination for the top slot.

Pakistan's Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan was voted as the Prime Minister in the National Assembly on Friday. 

The newly-elected National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, met today to elect the prime minister, news agency PTI reported. 

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif had also filed the nomination for the top slot.

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Khan's PTI emerged as the single largest party in this year's elections which were held on July 25.

The party bagged a total of 116 seats which rose to 125 after nine independent members joined the party.

PTI's final tally reached 158 after it was allotted 28 out of 60 seats reserved for women and five out of 10 seats reserved for minorities.

Imran Khan is set to take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on Saturday, August 18. 
 

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