Imran Khan will take oath as Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 11.
Peshawar, Imran Khan says that he will take oath as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 11. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), led by 65-year-old Khan, emerged as the biggest party in the general elections held on July 25 in the country. However, PTI still has no data to form a government.
Direct elections are held on 272 seats in the 342-seat National Assembly of Pakistan. For any party to form a government, 172 out of the total seats are needed, however, in the elected 272 seats, it requires 137 seats. In the House 60 seats are reserved for women whereas 10 seats are reserved for religious minorities.
PTI had said on Sunday that he was in touch with small parties and independent legislators to form a government. The PTI currently has 116 seats. According to Radio Pakistan, while addressing the PTI workers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Khan said that the next month i.e. the 11th of August will take oath of office as prime minister.
Khan said, “I have also decided on the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. I will announce it in the next 48 hours. Whatever decision I have taken in this regard, it is in the interest of the people. “He said that eradicating poverty from the remote areas of Sindh will be involved in the priorities of his government. Earlier, PTI spokesman Newamul Haq told reporters on Saturday that party chief Imran Khan will take oath of office on August 14.