Islamabad, Pakistan: The 65-year-old cricketer-turned-politician was nominated by the party’s parliamentary committee during a meeting in Islamabad attended by PTI’s top leader.
“The nomination of Imran Khan will be mere formality,” senior party leader Arif Alvi said before the meeting took place. “All 120 parliamentary committee members are in consensus over this.”
“The final decision on cabinet members will be taken by Imran Khan himself,” he added.
The swearing-in ceremony is expected to take place on August 14, the Independence Day of the country. Initially, the ceremony was supposed to take place on August 11.
Pakistan’s National Assembly comprises a total of 342 members, of which 272 are directly elected. A party can only form the government if it manages to clinch 172 seats in total.
PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry claimed that allies and reserved seats will take the party tally to 174 seats in the National Assembly, Dawn News reported.
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