ISLAMABAD – The Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan would take oath as the country’s premier before August 14, the Independence Day, a party spokesperson said on Saturday.
“Our party has emerged with the lion’s share of seats in the National Assembly and we’ll now form the federal government as well,” Naeemul Haq told the media in Islamabad.
“We’re ready to work towards the betterment of the country,” the PTI leader said. “He [Imran] works day and night to secure the rights of every citizen,” he added.
IK working day and night to create the best possible team to run the country under A PTI government. The challenges of the economy , foreign policy, development , poverty, inflation, environment must be met and resolved on a priority basis. Inshallah the PTI govt will do it.
— Naeem ul Haque (@naeemul_haque) July 28, 2018
The PTI spokesman said that he hopes the president will call an assembly session and Imran Khan will take oath as premier before Independence day. “We are receiving messages from around the world, people want to see Imran Khan as premier so he can implement his master-plan,” said Haq.
“Those who are crying foul over results of the polls have been rejected by the people of Pakistan,” the PTI leader said while hitting at Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA).
“We’ve come to a decision on how to form the Punjab government and will give the people good news in a few days,” he further said.
“We are still looking into candidates for the Punjab chief minister,” Haq said.
Speaking about negotiations with other parties, he ruled out any contact with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) or former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar.
According to unofficial results announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged victorious in Wednesday’s polls by winning 116 of the 270 National Assembly seats. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have bagged 64 and 43 seats respectively.
At least 12,570 candidates contested for 577 provincial and 272 national assemblies in Wednesday’s polls. Other than the independent candidates, there are as many as 106 political parties whose candidates faced off others in their respective constituencies.