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National Assembly Votes to Elect next Prime Minister of Pakistan Today (Aug 17)

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The newly-elected members of the National Assembly are set to decide today (Friday) through a vote whether Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan or Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif enters the prime minister office as Pakistan's 22nd premier.

The PTI, which emerged as the leading party in the July 25 general election, appears to be in a comfortable position to elect its chairman as the next prime minister. A simple majority of votes from the total strength of the house is required for the election of prime minister.

After distribution of reserved seats for women and minorities, the PTI remains the majority party in the National Assembly, boasting a total of 151 seats. It commands the support of at least 175 lawmakers, more than 50% of the total 330 MNAs sworn in, and is expected to dominate the election if its lawmakers and all its allied parties vote for Khan.

The PTI has an overwhelming support from three members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q), seven of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), five of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), four of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), three lawmakers of the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), and one member each from the Awami Muslim League (AML) and Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP).

On Wednesday, PTI leader Asad Qaiser received 176 votes in the election for the speaker of the National Assembly.

The PML-N is the second-largest party in the assembly, with 81 members to its name, followed by Pakistan People's Party (PPP), at 54.

Sharif, the PML-N president, lost some of his support as the PPP announced its decision to not vote for him in the prime minister's election. It is, however, unclear if the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and Awami National Party (ANP) would continue to extend their support to him.

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Wazir-e-Azam Imran Khan!! :yahoo:

Congratulations Pakistan. With democratic process gaining strength and a devoted committed leader in charge, the future looks promising.
 
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Not to put a damper on things, but hopefully the reports about him appointing that nobody for CM Punjab are not true.

Already below average appointments for Governor KPK, Speaker N.A and C.M KPK.
 

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Not to put a damper on things, but hopefully the reports about him appointing that nobody for CM Punjab are not true.

Already below average appointments for Governor KPK, Speaker N.A and C.M KPK.
Exactly same things were said when Pervaiz Khattak was appointed as CM KPK in 2013 but then we saw, despite whatever people said, the people of the province elected the same party for a second consecutive term in KPK in 2018, something that have NEVER happened before. Lets have some faith. I hope they will all work out well.
 

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Exactly same things were said when Pervaiz Khattak was appointed as CM KPK in 2013 but then we saw, despite whatever people said, the people of the province elected the same party for a second consecutive term in KPK in 2018, something that have NEVER happened before. Lets have some faith. I hope they will all work out well.
Khattack was criticized not because lack of administrative skills but because he was a late comer to PTI. No one questioned his ability to run the administrative machine of the province. He had past experience being a provincial minister multiple times.

The name doing the rounds is Usman Buzdar. His brief profile is

Deputy Mayor Taunsa Sharif on PML-Q ticket.
Switched to PML-N in 2013 and lost despite heavy rigging in favour of PML-N.
Switched to PTI this year to become first time MPA.

This is a joke !

If Imran Khan believes he can run Punjab from Islamabad by appointing a dummy than he is badly mistaken.
 

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Not to put a damper on things, but hopefully the reports about him appointing that nobody for CM Punjab are not true.

Already below average appointments for Governor KPK, Speaker N.A and C.M KPK.
Are you serious? Those two appoinments along with deputy Speaker N.A are great. all of these announcements involve old, die-hard PTI workers that are hardworking and well equipped for those jobs.
 

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Are you serious? Those two appoinments along with deputy Speaker N.A are great. all of these announcements involve old, die-hard PTI workers that are hardworking and well equipped for those jobs.
I agree with the Deputy Speaker appointment.

However, there were far better people to fill the vacancies than Shah Farman and Asad Qaiser particularly Shah Farman.
 

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I agree with the Deputy Speaker appointment.

However, there were far better people to fill the vacancies than Shah Farman and Asad Qaiser particularly Shah Farman.
Sometimes you have to reward old, committed party workers for serving the party well throughout the years starting from 1996. Sure there might be maybe better options but these three still easily suffice for their respective jobs and can do them well enough to follow the party's manifesto. These three will do their jobs well enough.
 

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