Imran Khan to Take Oath as Pakistan Prime Minister on August 18
Imran Khan will take oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18 | File Image | (Photo Credits: Getty)

Islamabad, August 10: Pakistan's Prime Minister- designate and Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, who was supposed to take oath for the post of Prime Minister of Pakistan on July 11, will now be taking oath on August 18, according to Pakistani media reports.

Imran Khan led PTI, which emerged victorious on 116 seats in the recently concluded Pakistan General Elections 2018, won the most number of seats and Imran Khan is all set to become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.

According to Geo News, a session of the Pakistan National Assembly has been summoned on August 13, by Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain. According to the report, the newly-elected members will be taking their oath of office on August 13.

PTI spokesperson Fawad Chauhdry, on Thursday, said that Imran Khan will be elected the Prime Minister of Pakistan in the first round of vote in the parliament.

Chauhdry also claimed that the PTI has support of 180 members in the Pakistan National Assembly.

The maiden session of Pakistan's newly-elected Parliament will be held on Monday, 19 days after Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party emerged as the single largest in the general elections, reported news agencies.

According to the report, on the first day of the Pakistan National Assembly (NA), Parliament's lower house, the new members will take oath. This will be followed by the elections of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker. The National Assembly will then proceed to elect the leader of the house (Prime Minister) within the next couple of days, depending on the schedule for nominations issued by the Speaker, said media reports.