Imran Khan's PTI, opposition parties struggle to consolidate their position in parliament

Imran Khan's speech was very nice, I wish him all the best: Kangana Ranaut

Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria meets Imran Khan, gifts him a bat

Party chairman Imran Khan, widely touted to be the country's next prime minister, is expected to take oath later this week.

Pakistan's newly-elected Parliament will meet for the first time today for its 15th inaugural session.

According to proposed schedule, the leader of the lower house of parliament, who automatically becomes prime minister of the country, will be elected on August 17. "We hope that Pakistan would work for a safe, secure, stable and prosperous region, free from terror and violence", the Prime Minister responded when asked if India is ready to hold talks with Pakistan. He further claimed that his party has the support of 180 members in the National Assembly. After the election of the new speaker, the outgoing speaker will give him the oath and hand over charge of the new house.

Ahead of Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony as Pakistan's new prime minister, Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and deputy high commissioner JP Singh met with Imran Khan. Its tally increased to 125 after nine independent members joined it. "This invite is in personal capacity and I have forwarded it to the union government for perusal", said Sidhu while speaking with TOI.

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PM-in-waiting Imran Khan, PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Shireen Mazari, Asad Umer, Pervez Khattak, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Munazza Hassan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi among others are attending the first session of the revamped House.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have sent a cable of congratulations to Pakistan's incoming Prime Minister Imran Khan following his parliamentary election win. The two parties have chose to field joint candidates for posts of speaker, deputy speaker and prime minister.

Rasul Bukhsh Rais, political analyst, said that alliance of the opposition parties is temporary and they will not be able to create any major trouble for the government as long as the PTI keeps working along with its coalition partners. This means that the total strength of the house will be reduced from 342 to 336 after the seats are vacated.

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