PTI summons parliamentary meeting today, to nominate Imran as PM

06 Aug, 2018 8:15 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A meeting of parliamentary parties has been summoned by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday and the party will formally announce party chairman Imran Khan as candidate for the next prime minister of Pakistan.

PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that a parliamentary meeting of the party will take place tomorrow at a private hotel in Islamabad. He also claimed that the PTI has secured the support of 177 seats in National Assembly against 172 seats required to elect him as the new prime minister of the country.

Fawad said that all newly elected MNAs have been instructed to be in attendance at the meeting. He also claimed that he has secured the support of 186 seats in Punjab Assembly against 149 seats required to elect the Punjab Chef minister.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q), Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), the Sindh based Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and Awami Muslim League (AML) have allied with the PTI to help it form the new government at the Centre.

The PTI, which is now in a comfortable position to elect Imran Khan as the next prime minister, is said to have also finalised the names of party leaders who will be part his cabinet.

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