Islamabad, Aug 17: Cricketer-turned-politician PTI chief Imran Khan elected as Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister by the National Assembly on Friday.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief won with 176 seats while his opponent, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President Shehbaz Sharif, secured 96 votes , Dawn online reported.
Khan, whose party attained victory in the July 25 general election, will take the oath of office on Saturday.
According to the poll body’s figures, the PTI has 158 members in the National Assembly after the joining of nine Independents and bagging of 33 seats reserved for women and minorities.
With the support of the country’s smaller and regional parties, a total of 175 lawmakers backed Khan.