Imran Khan elected Pakistan PM, to take oath tomorrow

The National Assembly will meet today at 3:30pm to elect the Leader of the House

The National Assembly will meet today at 3:30pm to elect the Leader of the House

The PPP and PML-N have dominated Pakistani politics for decades, governing several times in between periods of military rule. The dynamic cricketer also took a present for Pakistan's World Cup winning captain.

Answering a question, he said he had brought a Kashmiri shawl as a gift for Khan.

Votes secured by Imran Khan are the same as were polled by the party candidate for election of the Speaker. A total of 172 votes in the 342-member lower house of Parliament are needed to form a government.

Pakistan Pays Tribute To "Statesman" Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Earlier in the evening, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani had visited the hospital to check on Vajpayee . After PM Modi, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi also paid a visit.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman on Friday shook hand with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif prior to the National Assembly session to elect country's next prime minister. Sidhu said it was Vajpayee who worked really hard for a cordial and harmonious relationship between India and Pakistan which was symbolized by the friendship bus service between Delhi and Lahore.

The polling process for electing prime minister of Pakistan has ended and the counting of the ballot is underway in the National Assembly.

Talking to reporters soon after his arrival in Pakistan, Sidhu said he had come to the country as a goodwill messenger and "with a message of love" to become a part of Khan's happiness.

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