Imran Khan takes oath on Pakistan Independence day
Islamabad sources reported that Imran Khan, who is set to become Pakistan's new Prime Minister, may take an oath of the office on the country's Independence Day on August 14. Meanwhile, a media report said Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) emerged as the single largest party in the July 25 elections, winning 116 National Assembly seats out of the contested 270 parliamentary constituencies.
Previously on July 30, Khan, 65, had expressed his desire to take the oath of Prime Minister on August 11, as his party announced that it had acquired enough seats in the lower house through coalition talks to form a majority government. Caretaker Law Minister Ali Zafar told, "It is his and caretaker prime minister retired Justice Nasirul Mulk's desire that the oath-taking of the new prime minister should take place on August 14”.
Furthermore, when unveiling a tentative schedule of the National Assembly formation, the minister said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was already on board as it was engaged in making necessary arrangements required to hold the prime minister's election on the desired date. Zafar said a fresh session of the assembly could be called on August on 11 or 12.
SOURCE: INDIA HERALD