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Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan Prime Minister on August 18: party leader

A man takes selfie with Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, in Islamabad.

A man takes selfie with Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, in Islamabad.   | Photo Credit: AP

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The PTI’s parliamentary committee on Monday officially named party chairman Mr. Khan as their parliamentary leader.

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader said on Friday.

Senator Faisal Javed also tweeted that the PTI has invited Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar to attend the oath taking ceremony of the cricketer-turned-politician.

“Imran Khan to take oath as Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the 18th Aug 2018 inshALLAH (if God wills)”, Mr. Javed tweeted.

His tweet came after President Mamnoon Hussain summoned a session of the National Assembly on August 13 during which the newly-elected members will take oath.

The PTI’s parliamentary committee on Monday officially named party chairman Mr. Khan as their parliamentary leader and nominee for the next prime minister of Pakistan.

The PTI, which secured 116 general seats in the National Assembly in the July 25 polls is the largest party in the lower house of parliament.

Geo News reported that President Mamnoon Hussain has decided to postpone his visit to Scotland in order to administer the oath to the next prime minister.

Mr. Mamnoon was scheduled to visit Edinburgh from August 16 to August 19.

“The president will now embark on his trip after the oath-taking ceremony,” the report said.

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