Ex-sports star formally nominated for Pakistani PM

Imran Khan

Imran Khan

He said that corruption and nepotism would be completely uprooted from the country.

An official of the ECP said that the process of notification and allocation of women and minority seats will be completed by August 9 and then president can call the session of the national assembly and governors can summon provincial assemblies.

Pakistan's former cricket hero Imran Khan's party has officially nominated him as its candidate for the country's next prime minister, a party official said on Monday. Sources said the PTI has made a decision to induct MQM-P in the federal cabinet.

PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry hoped that PTI will get support from Balochistan National Party (Mengal) and its total numbers in the National Assembly would reach 177. Elections for these seats will be held within 60 days after newly-elected members of the national and provincial assemblies take oath.

"The party at whom people used to laugh has today become the largest parliamentary party", Qureshi said."We now have the required majority to form our government in the Centre".

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Interestingly, just a day ahead of his scheduled appearance before the NAB, Khan drew huge flak for using an extensive motorcade while going for a party's parliamentary meeting on Monday. Tough competition is expected between Khan and Sharif.

The 15 questions pertain to Khan's illegal use of KP government-owned Mi-17 and an Ecureuil helicopters for 74 hours, resulting in the loss of (Pakistani) Rs. 2.1 million to the state exchequer.

The meeting was taken into confidence about the formation of the government and it unanimously chose to nominate Imran Khan as party nominee for the Prime Minister, according to PTI sources.

Polls were delayed on two seats of the National Assembly and six of provincial assemblies.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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