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President gives go-ahead to NA session on Aug 13

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – President Mamnoon Hussain approved the summary moved by Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasirul Mulk on Thursday suggesting the President to summon the session of the National Assembly (NA) on August 13.

Caretaker Prime Minister (PM) Nasirul Mulk had formally forwarded a summary to president Mamnoon Hussain, suggesting to summon the session of the National Assembly (NA) 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.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief 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.

Opposition parties have also nominated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif as a candidate for PM.

The PTI had taken the decisive lead by winning 116 seats against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former President Asif Zardari s Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) which won 64 and 43 seats, respectively.

Besides these three major parties, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Pakistan won 13 seats, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan six seats, Pakistan Muslim League and Balochistan Awami Party four seats each, Balochistan National Party and Grand Democratic Alliance two seats each, Awami Muslim League Pakistan, Awami National Party, Jamhoori Wattan Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaniat one seat each.

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