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Pak NA session likely to be called next week: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's caretaker government has submitted a report to the for convening a session of the newly-elected which is likely to be called next week, Law and said today.

Talking to reporters outside the Supreme Court, Zafar said the session is likely to be called between August 12 and 14 with the newly elected Members of to take oath, Geo TV reported.

The appointment of the of the NA will also take place during the session, he was quoted as saying by the channel.

According to the law, the new session of the NA is supposed to be called before August 15; however, the session cannot be summoned unless a notification has been issued by the of

Citing the election commission, Zafar said that the delay in the election results occurred due to the failure of the Results Transmission System (RTS), which an inquiry into the matter would prove.

On August 2, the ECP had written to the asking it to constitute a committee for probing the election results

The yesterday notified the final results of the elections but withheld results of nine national and 17 provincial assembly seats, stirring a new controversy before the formation of the next government.

Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf had won on four out of the nine NA seats where the results have been put on hold. Three of the nine seats had been claimed by the Muslim League-Nawaz and one each by the and the

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 15:05 IST