Imran Khan elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan | 2018-08-17 | daily-sun.com

Imran Khan elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

AFP     17th August, 2018 06:58:11 printer

Imran Khan elected 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

Pakistani lawmakers have endorsed Imran Khan as their next prime minister, ahead of a ceremony on Saturday that should see the World Cup cricket hero sworn in as the new leader of the nuclear-armed nation.

 

"Imran Khan has secured 176 votes," National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser said after the vote, broadcast live from the lower house of parliament.

 

Khan needed a simple majority of 172 to take power. His only rival, Shahbaz Sharif of the ousted Pakistan Muslim League, won 96 votes, Qaiser said.


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