Pak’s newly-elected National Assembly to meet tomorrow to elect next PM

Pakistan’s newly-elected National Assembly will meet tomorrow to elect the prime minister, as cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s victory has become almost certain after a rift emerged in the grand opposition alliance over the candidature of PML-N chief Shahbaz Sharif.

Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Sharif have filed nominations for the top slot of the leader of the house. The scrutiny of their papers was carried out in the office of the speaker. The papers of both leaders were accepted.

According to National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, the parliament session has been summoned, tomorrow to elect the new prime minister. The voting will be held in open through division of members in different galleries designated for different candidates. The Prime Minister-elect will take oath on August 18.

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