PTI names Imran Khan as prime minister
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PTI names Imran Khan as prime minister

Islamabad, Aug 06: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday named its chairman Imran Khan as the candidate for the office of the prime minister.

At a meeting of elected members of the National Assembly here, party vice president Shah Mehmood Qureshi moved the resolution nominating Khan as PTI's candidate for the country's top office, which was accepted.

The PTI emerged as the single largest party with 116 MNAs-elect following the July 25 general election.

The party claims to have the support of 177 legislators, as it has struck deals with some political parties in addition to roping in at least nine independents out of the total of 13, local media reported.

On the other hand, the joint opposition has also announced that they will field their own candidates for the prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker.

Reports also said that Khan has finalised names of Qureshi as speaker of the National Assembly and veteran party leader Imran Ismail as Sindh Governor. (UNI)