Imran Khan among 329 newly-elected members take oath

The 329 members signed their presence in a register.

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Islamabad, Publish Date: Aug 13 2018 10:28PM | Updated Date: Aug 13 2018 10:28PM
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Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan was among the 329 newly-elected members of the National Assembly who took the oath today, setting the stage for the cricketer-turned-politician to form the next government, only the second democratic transition of power.

The maiden session of the 15th National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, concluded after outgoing Speaker Ayaz Sadiq administered the oath to the leaders in the 342-member house.

The 329 members signed their presence in a register.

The National Assembly session was then adjourned till 10 AM, August 15, Geo News reported.

Khan and other prominent leaders including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari also took oath.

The PTI chief shook hands and posed for a photo with Bilawal, who is entering the National Assembly for his maiden term, Dawn reported.

The Speaker announced that elections of the new Speaker and his deputy will be held on August 15.

The PTI has nominated Asad Qaisar for Speaker, while opposition has named Syed Khurshid Shah of the PPP as the joint opposition candidate for the post.

 

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