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PTI to formally nominate Imran Khan as prime minister today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will formally nominate party chairman Imran Khan for the post of prime minister today (Monday).
PTI’s parliamentary committee will meet at a private hotel in Islamabad in this regard.
All newly-elected MNAs and senators belonging to the party have been asked to attend the meeting.
A day earlier, PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said the party is in the clear to form the government in the centre.
“PTI’s seat tally in the National Assembly currently stands at 125 after the inclusion of independents,” he said.
Allies and reserved seats will take the PTI tally to 174 seats in NA, he added.
Further after the support of Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), the party will have 177 seats, Chaudhry said.
The PTI spokesperson further claimed that the party has a majority in Punjab as well. “We now have 186 seats in the Punjab Assembly,” he said.
PTI had emerged in the lead with 116 NA seats during the July 25 polls.
A day after the elections, Imran had in a speech laid out his domestic and foreign policy.
The cricketer-turned-politician has also reportedly sent out invitations for his oath-taking ceremony as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan.
However, the political parties aligned against PTI have announced that they are fielding their own candidate for prime minister in Parliament.
The parties, including the PML-N, PPP, MMA, and ANP, have decided to field their own consensus candidates for the prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker slots in the National Assembly.