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President to administer PM oath to Imran Khan on August 17

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – President Mamnoon Hussain will administer the oath to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan as the 21st elected prime minister of the country on August 17.

According to details, the president has postponed his plan to proceed to Ireland on a three-day official visit on Aug 16. The decision came during a meeting with caretaker Information Minister Ali Zafar.

Zafar stressed that the presence of President Hussain is necessary for government formation.

The President has directed Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra to perform their duties until the formation of new government.

President Mamnoon Hussain has also approved the summary moved by Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasirul Mulk to summon the session of the National Assembly (NA) on August 13.

Caretaker Prime Minister had formally forwarded a summary to president suggesting to summon the NA session on August 13.

On the first day, the new elected members of NA will take oath of their office. This will be followed by the elections of the speaker, the deputy speaker and then the leader of the house.

Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Law, Barrister Ali Zafar said it was also expected that sessions of all the provincial assemblies would also be called on the same dates.

Imran Khan is likely to become next prime minister of Pakistan after his party secured majority of the seats in the assembly and also enjoys support of independent MNAs and other coalition parties.

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