The maiden session of Pakistan's newly-elected National Assembly, Parliament's lower house, will be held on Monday, 19 days after the general elections won by Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
On the first day, the newly-elected members will take oath of their office. This will be followed by the elections of the speaker, the deputy speaker.
Imran is poised to become the prime minister as the PTI has claimed the support of at least 180 lawmakers in the house of 342.
Under the Constitution, the first session of the National Assembly (NA) should be convened within 21 days of elections. As the general elections were held on July 25, it is mandatory to call the session by August 15.
But he may not be take oath before August 15 due to formalities involving his election by the NA.
There is another glitch which may delay his oath taking for a few more days as President Hussain is proceeding on a three-day visit to Ireland on August 16. The PTI has urged him to drop or delay the visit.
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