NA elects Imran Khan as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

 
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan on Friday elected as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan.

176 members of the National Assembly voted in favour of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson while his opponent, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif, received 96 votes.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), the third largest party in the House that joined the PML-N and others in an opposition alliance, withdrew its support for Sharif’s candidacy as premier.