Pakistani lawmakers gather to elect Imran Khan as PM

Navjot Singh Sidhu Arrives For Imran Khan's Oath Taking Ceremony In Pak

Pakistani MPs elect Imran Khan as prime minister for the next five years

Former Indian cricketer and Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums Minister in the Punjab state government Navjot Singh Sidhu travelled to Pakistan today. 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.

Votes secured by Imran Khan are the same as were polled by the party candidate for election of the Speaker.

Sources also said that the Navjot Singh Sidhu will meet the PTI Chief Imran Khan tonight.

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"The Secretariat of the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has invited me to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan on August 18 at Islamabad", Sidhu said. Khan's only challenger could be Shahbaz Sharif, but his Pakistan Muslim League party won only 92 seats in last month's elections.

PPP members attended the session but abstained from voting.

In a house of 342, the winning candidate was required to obtain at least 172 votes to become the Prime Minister.

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For years, he was dismissed as a political dilettante who could not convert his personal popularity into significant seats in parliament for the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), or Pakistan Movement for Justice, he founded.

Earlier this week, former Indian captain Kapil Dev announced that he can not attend Imran- Khan's oath taking ceremony due to "personal commitments".

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