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PTI nominates Imran Khan as its candidate for Pakistan PM

Islamabad, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's parliamentary committee on Monday officially nominated party chairman Imran Khan for the office of prime minister of the country, local media reported.

Vice Chairman of PTI Shah Mahmood Qureshi presented resolution in this regard, which was adopted by the meeting.

Once Khan's nomination for the PM's role was official, all the parliamentary committee members congratulated the party chief.

Following the formal confirmation of his nomination, Khan addressed the assortment of PTI leaders.

'Today, I have been given the biggest of responsibilities,' the PM-in-waiting said. 'Today, the first phase of a 22-year-long struggle is complete today. Today, God has given you a moral victory.'

PTI had emerged in the lead with 116 NA seats during the July 25 polls. A day after the elections, Imran had in a speech laid out his domestic and foreign policy.

The cricketer-turned-politician has also reportedly sent out invitations for his oath-taking ceremony as the next prime minister of Pakistan.

However, the political parties aligned against PTI have announced that they are fielding their own candidate for prime minister in Parliament.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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