Imran Khan questioned by Pakistan's anti-graft body

Asad Umar

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has officially been nominated as their candidate for the next Prime Minister of the country as well as the parliamentary leader of their parliamentary committee.

The nomination came as the party leaders including Asad Umar, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Chaudhry Sarwar, Shafqat Mehmood, Babar Awan, Azam Swati, Fawad Chaudhry and others assembled at a local hotel in the capital city to pose unflinching trust in the leadership of the cricketer-turned-politician.

"We request the CJP to take notice of this inappropriate delay", he added.

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Article 91 (2) of the Constitution states: "The National Assembly shall meet on the twenty-first day following the day on which a general election to the Assembly is held, unless sooner summoned by the President". He is expected to take oath for the post on August 14 or 15.

The ECP's decision to withhold the results has jeopardised holding of election for next prime minister of the country, The News said.

Notifications to the candidates belonging to constituencies whose results have been challenged in courts were withheld. Mehru Hayat, daughter of Imran's wife Bushra Maneka, and her friend Farah Khan congratulated the prime minister designate for the win in elections and expressed contentment over the party's leadership and manifesto. The count for the PML-N and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) stood at 64 and 43 seats respectively.

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Similarly, the ECP has also withheld the result of one NA and two Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly constituencies of Nowshera from where former KP chief minister Pervez Khattak has won.

However, the notification of Mr Khan's success has been withheld as a case pertaining to violation to ECP's code of conduct is being heard against him.

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