Saudi king, crown prince congratulate Pakistan's Imran Khan on victory

Glen Norman
August 13, 2018

Earlier today, outgoing NA speaker Ayaz Sadiq administered oath to 331 MNAs-elect during 15th session of 342-member house. The new members signed their presence in a register.

To a question, he said the party has not yet finalised a name for the slot of Punjab chief minister. The actor recently made headlines after she bestowed praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi terming him as the 'rightful leader of democracy.' She also batted in favour of a second term for the Prime Minister.

After the election of the Speaker and deputy speaker, nominations will be called for the Prime Minister. The two parties have chose to field joint candidates for posts of speaker, deputy speaker and prime minister.

Currently, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Imran Khan has majority support for the post of prime minister.

Khan is expected to appoint prominent businessman Abdul Razzak Dawood as advisor on finance. Dawood served in the cabinet of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf.

The card is also essential for casting vote in the elections of Speaker, deputy speaker and the Prime Minister.

The PTI has nominated Khan for the top post and he is scheduled to take oath on August 18 at the President House.

The formerly governing PML-N, which emerged as the largest party in Punjab, couldn't get the support of required number of members to form government in the country's largest and politically most important province as it could win over a single independent. The combined strength of the major Opposition parties will be at least 150. The three have joined hands and formed the combined opposition.

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