Imran Khan officially elected as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan
By Khaama Press - Fri Aug 17 2018, 5:41 pm
The Chairman of Tehrik-e-Insaf Pakistan (PTI) Imran Khan was officially elected as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan after he obtained the majority of the votes from the National Assembly of Pakistan.
The Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaisr said Imran Khan has obtained 176 votes during today’s general assembly and was subsequently appointed the new prime minister of Pakistan.
He also added that the representative of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Sharif only obtained 96 votes.
It is worth mentioning that Imran Khan had earlier declared full support to the Afghan peace process and stability in Afghanistan after his party won the majority of the seats during the elections.
“Another challenge is foreign policy. No other country needs peace like we do. We will strengthen our relations with China, they have given us a chance by investing in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, and we also want to learn how to improve people’s lives, drag them out of poverty. Will also learn how to deal with corruption,” he had said after taking lead in the elections.
“Next is Afghanistan. They have suffered most in the ‘war on terror’, and before that in the Afghan jihad. Peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan,” Imran had said.
Khan also added that he envisions open borders with Afghanistan reminiscent to those within the European Union.