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Imran Khan to take over as PM of Pakistan following his election by National Assembly

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The chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan will take oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan today. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at the President House in Islamabad.

Khan was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan by the newly-elected members of the National Assembly yesterday. Khan bagged 176 votes, while his opponent and Chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shahbaz Sharif managed to secure 96 votes.

The newly-elected Speaker of the House Asad Qaiser announced the results amid the PML-N lawmakers chanted slogans against Khan.
The PTI had emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats in the July 25 elections.

The party has 158 members in the National Assembly after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued notifications of the successful candidates on the reserved seats for women and the minority community on August 11.

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