Imran Khan elected as prime minister of Pakistan

Baku, August 17, AZERTAC 

Imran Khan was elected as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan during a special session of the Lower House on Friday after the majority of National Assembly members voted for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Pakistani The Express Tribune newspaper reported.

“Imran Khan has secured 176 votes,” National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser said after the vote. Imran needed a simple majority of 172 in the 342-seat National Assembly to take power.

His only rival, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif won 96 votes.

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