Imran Khan has said that he will take oath as prime minister on August 11, even as his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party was striving to get the required numbers to form a government. The PTI, led by 65-year-old Khan, has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly after the July 25 elections, but it is still short of numbers to form the government on its own. Khan’s party yesterday announced that it is trying to reach out to smaller parties and independents to form the next government. Khan said he will take oath as Prime Minister on 11th of next month (August), state-run Radio Pakistan reported.
“I have also decided about chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which I will announce in the next 48 hours. Whatever I have decided in this regard is in the best interest of people,” he said while addressing PTI members of the provincial assembly in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, the PTI has won a two-thirds majority by bagging 65 seats in the assembly of 99 members. He said alleviation of poverty from interior Sindh will be among top priorities of his government. On Saturday, PTI spokesman Naeemul Haque told reporters that the party chief will take oath as the prime minister before August 14.