Khan's party says it has enough support to form Pakistan government

Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony may be deferred says Pakistani media

Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony may be deferred says Pakistani media

PTI has said it expects Khan to take the oath as prime minister before August 14, Pakistan's independence day.

But the 116 seats won by Khan's lawmakers were not enough to give him a majority without coalition partners in the National Assembly, which has 342 seats including 70 set aside for women and members of religious minorities.

Talking to media persons, the former army chief said, "Imran Khan will feel strangulated just like the earlier prime ministers of their country went through". A party needs 172 seats to form the government.

Imran's party had initially planned to invite several foreign leaders and personalities, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PTI leader Imran Ismail has been tasked to finalise the agreement with MQM-P.

All PTI candidates elected to the National Assembly have been directed to be present at Monday's meeting, Chaudhry said.

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Sources have said that the party has also made a decision to induct Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in the federal cabinet.

"Historically we have seen that when there is one party at the centre and another in Punjab, there is friction which invariably leads to chaos", said analyst Ghazi Salahuddin.

The PTI is also expected to get two ministries in the Balochistan Cabinet.

On Thursday, however, the political parties aligned against PTI announced that they are fielding their own candidate for prime minister in Parliament.

PTI and MQM-P signed a nine-point memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the formation of government in the Centre on Friday.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan had earlier made a decision to join PTI to form the federal government after it held talks with the delegation of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz.

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