Imran Khan will be sworn-in as Pakistan-PM before Aug-14: PTI
Imran Khan will be sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister before the country's Independence Day on August 14, his party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has announced. Though the PTI has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly after the July 25 elections, the party is still short of numbers to form its government on its own. Here are more details.
PTI obtained 115 general seats, needs 12 for simple majority
PTI leader Naeenul Haq said that consultations are on to complete the number game. The PTI has obtained 115 general seats 12 short of a simple majority while the PML-N and PPP have won 64 and 43 seats, respectively. Pakistan's National Assembly comprises a total of 342 members. A party can only form the government if it manages to secure 172 seats in total.
Parties are holding meetings to arrange political chessboard
Meanwhile, political activities are at full swing and parties are holding open meetings and secret parleys to arrange the political chessboard. Pakistan's two major parties, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), are expected to meet in a couple of days to devise a joint strategy in a bid to give a tough time to the PTI in the Parliament.