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Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan Prime Minister on Aug 18: party leader

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

will take the oath as Pakistan's on August 18, a senior Tehreek-e-Insaf said today.

Senator also tweeted that the Tehreek-e-Insaf party led by Khan has invited Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, and to attend the oath taking ceremony of the

"to take oath as of Islamic Republic of on the 18th Aug 2018 inshALLAH (if God wills)", Javed tweeted.

His tweet came after summoned a session of the on August 13 during which the newly-elected members will take oath.

The PTI's parliamentary committee on Monday officially named Khan as their parliamentary and nominee for the next of Pakistan.

The PTI, which secured 116 general seats in the in the July 25 polls is the largest party in the lower house of parliament.

Geo reported that has decided to postpone his visit to in order to administer the oath to the next prime minister.

Mamnoon was scheduled to visit from August 16 to August 19.

"The will now embark on his trip after the oath-taking ceremony," the report said.

Earlier in the day, the accepted the unconditional written apology from Khan for violating the secrecy of the ballot, removing the last possible hurdle in his swearing-in.

The 65-year-old had contested from five constituencies and won all of them.

Yesterday, said, "will be elected prime minister of the country 'within the first round' of vote in the parliament."

He further claimed that his party has the support of 180 members in the The party needed the support of 172 lawmakers in the house of 342 to form the government.

As many as 28 independent winning candidates of the National Assembly yesterday notified the election commission of joining the PTI, giving a major boost to which can now claim seats reserved for women and minorities. There are a total of 70 nominated seats in the National Assembly.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 18:10 IST