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Imran Khan wishes to take oath as PM at a public place

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan has expressed his desire to take oath as prime minister in front of masses.

Imran Khan along with PTI core members is mulling over the proposal to hold oath taking ceremony at a public place. Although, as per ARY sources, the liberty to conduct premiership oath taking at a public place is conditioned with security clearance.

D-Chowk and Parade Ground are among the suggested venues for the ceremony, according to sources.

PTI chief Imran Khan on Sunday announced to take oath for premiership on August 11.

It is pertinent to note here that the PTI has emerged as the largest political party in the country after the July 25 general elections, winning 115 of the 270 National Assembly seats on which the elections were held.

The party, however, is short of the 137 needed for simple majority and is trying to woo independents to join the party.

On the other hand, more than a dozen parties calling themselves the All Parties Conference (APC) announced to protest over the election results.

However, the group remained divided with some parties pledging to boycott joining the National Assembly and others calling for a new vote.

The PML-N announced its support for the group but stopped short of saying it would boycott the new parliament.

And the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which was notably absent from the APC, said in a separate announcement that it rejected the results, but vowed to try to convince the other parties to participate in the parliamentary process.

Khan’s victory represents an end to decades of rotating leadership between the PML-N and the Bhutto dynasty’s PPP.

The former cricket star will face myriad challenges, including militancy, an economic crisis with speculation that Pakistan will have to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and water shortages.

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