Imran Khan's Swearing-In In Jeopardy As Poll Panel Withholds Notification

Asad Umar

Asad Umar

Pakistan's next prime minister in waiting Imran Khan on Tuesday appeared before the country's anti-corruption body for allegedly using the government's helicopters for personal visits, local media reported.

The daughter of Imran Khan's third wife, Bushra Maneka, joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday.

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.

Sharing preliminary party tallies, an ECP official said the PTI was leading with 115 NA seats.

All party leaders have unanimously chose to nominate the party chief for the post of the country's premier.

According to him, Imran told the session that people have high expectations from his forthcoming government as they voted for the change.

Imran also urged party leaders to "save the money of the nation so it can spent on public welfare".

In other three constituencies, notifications of Imran Khan's victory have been issued but will be subject to the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan or ECP in the pending case of violation of the election code of conduct, media reports said. "Now a great responsibility has come on my shoulders".

Imran said a committee would be set up to monitor the performance of the ministers and chief minister. "My 22-year long struggle bore fruit".

Also on Monday, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz convened in the eastern city of Lahore to discuss the formation of the provincial government in Punjab. The party won 129 seats there.

Khan, a former cricket star, is accused of using the helicopter for private visits while his party governed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province from 2013 to 2018. The PPP would contest for the seat of Speaker against the nominee of PTI in the National Assembly.

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