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First session of Pakistan's 15th Parliament summoned on Monday

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

The maiden session of Pakistan's newly-elected National Assembly, Parliament's lower house, will be held on Monday, 19 days after the won by 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

The NA will proceed to elect the of the house (Prime Minister) within the next couple of days, depending on the schedule for nominations issued by the

Imran is poised to become the as the PTI has claimed the support of at least 180 lawmakers in the house of 342.

summoned the session of 15th NA following a recommendation sent by caretaker

The summary approved by the would now be sent to the The ministry would determine the time for the session.

Under the Constitution, the first session of the (NA) should be convened within 21 days of elections. As the were held on July 25, it is mandatory to call the session by August 15.

said that Khan was eager to take oath on August 14, the country's

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 Hussain is proceeding on a three-day visit to on August 16. The PTI has urged him to drop or delay the visit.

However, Chaudhry said that the oath taking will not be delayed as could administer the oath as in the absence of president.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 11:55 IST
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