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Saudi Arabian king, crown prince congratulate Imran Khan on election victory

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ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on his party’s victory in the July 25 general elections.

The custodian of the two holy mosques conveyed best wishes from the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia and its people for the progress and prosperity of the people of Pakistan.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman also conveyed his felicitations to the PTI chief and prime minister designate on his party’s success in the general elections.

The Saudi Arabian ambassador in Islamabad was the first envoy to call on Imran Khan after last month’s general elections.

Imran has received diplomats from various countries since he emerged victorious in the general elections. This includes dignitaries from the United Kingdom, United States, UAE, Iran, China and Russia.

It is pertinent to mention here that the PTI has nominated party chief Imran Khan as its candidate for the prime minister office.

It has nominated Asad Qaiser for the post of speaker National Assembly, while the joint opposition, comprising 11 political parties, has fielded Syed Khursheed Shah for the post and Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s son Asadur Rehman for the post of deputy speaker.

The PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif has been named as the opposition’s candidate for the PM slot.

PTI grabs 158 NA seats

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) tally reached 158 members in the National Assembly after it secured 28 reserved seats for women and five for religious minorities.

The PTI claims to have garnered support of 180 members of the National Assembly as Imran is scheduled to take oath as prime minister on August 18.

As soon as the newly-elected prime minister would take the oath, the job of the caretakers would be over and power would be transferred to the newly elected government under the law and the constitution.

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