Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister by Pakistan's National Assembly

Imran Khan elected new Prime Minister by Pakistan's National Assembly”

"These are very special moments".

Pakistani lawmakers will vote for a new prime minister today, with World Cup cricket hero and election victor Imran Khan expected to become the nuclear-armed country's new leader-in-waiting after weeks of working to form a coalition.

Speaking to reporters from the Attari-Wagah border, Sidhu said he is going to Pakistan with the hope that relations between India and Pakistan will improve.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan chaired a meeting on Thursday which was attended by Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Jahangir Tareen and other senior party leaders. His party PTI swept the General Elections 2018 winning majority of NA seats.

An ally of Khan's, the PTI's Asad Qaiser, was earlier elected speaker of Pakistan's lower house, paving the way for Friday's vote when a simple majority made the former cricketing star the country's prime minister.

The result brings him one step closer to ending decades of rotating leadership between the PML-N and the PPP, punctuated by periods of military rule. Gavaskar had also conveyed to Khan that he would not be able to attend the event due to prior work commitments.

The newly-elected National Assembly members will vote for the country's next Prime Minister today. His only rival, Shahbaz Sharif of the ousted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), won 96 votes, Qaiser said, with some opposition parties including the third-largest Pakistan People s Party (PPP) abstaining from the vote.

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