World Desk : Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan will be taking oath as Pakistan’s 21st Prime Minister on Saturday, 18 August, at the President’s House in Islamabad, Dawn reports.
Senior PTI leaders met at Khan’s residence in Banigala, following which the party announced the names of Asad Qaiser, Chaudhry Sarwar, and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi for the positions of National Assembly speaker, Punjab governor, and Punjab Assembly speaker, respectively, the report adds.
The party claims to have secured a simple majority in the NA, by having the support of 180 MNAs.
Former cricket star Imran Khan has been elected prime minister of Pakistan in a vote at the country’s National Assembly.
His PTI party won the most seats in July’s elections – setting up Mr Khan to become PM with the help of small parties, more than two decades after he first entered politics.
Mr Khan, 65, will inherit a country with a mounting economic crisis and he has vowed to create a “new Pakistan”.
The charismatic sports star, who captained Pakistan to a World Cup victory in 1992, has long shed his celebrity playboy image and now styles himself as a pious, populist, anti-poverty reformer.