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Imran Khans party says hell be named Pakistan PM candidate on Monday

Imran Khans party says hell be named Pakistan PM candidate on Monday

Japanese Ambassador Takashi Kurai on Friday visited Banigala to call on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan to congratulate him on his party's performance in the general elections.

Mr Khan's PTI has emerged as the single largest party in the elections held on July 25.

A Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman, on Thursday, August 2, said that no foreign leader will be invited to the oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan, as the prime minister in-waiting wants to keep the event very simple and dignified. A party needs 172 seats to form the government.

Further after the support of Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), the party will have 177 seats, Chaudhry said. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which has been under Khan's party PTI's rule since 2013 has incurred the loss.

The PTI was successful in gaining a majority of 116 seats in the lower house.

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

The two parties reached the agreement following a meeting at Bani Gala residence of PTI chief Imran Khan. The MQM-P will be given portfolios of Ministry of Ports and Shipping and Ministry of Labour and Manpower.

"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 parties, including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the Pakistan Peoples Party, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal and the Awami National Party, have made a decision to field their own consensus candidates for the prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker slots in the National Assembly.