Chairman PTI Imran Khan has been elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan. The voting for the election of the new Prime Minister took place in the national assembly session on 17th August 2018.
Asad Qaiser, the speaker of National Assembly, announced the results. Khan secured 176 votes while his opponent Shehbaz Sharif scored 96 votes. He is the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan As Prime Minister of Pakistan
There were strong chances for Khan to become the next prime minister of Pakistan, as his party won the more than 115 national assembly seats as a result of general elections 2018. His alliance with PML-Q and AML and inclusion of independent candidates in his party got him to vote of the majority of MNAs. And, finally, he succeeded in making the government in the center despite the tough opposition which is claiming for rigging in elections.
Now, when Khan has been elected as the prime minister of Pakistan, all eyes are set on him. The cricket-turned politician who has achieved this seat after more than 20 years of political struggle is new hope for the people of Pakistan. But, several challenges are waiting for him ahead.
Whether Imran Khan as the next prime minister of Pakistani will be able to deliver or not is a matter of future, but he will need to show a lot of resilience as he is going to face a united and stronger opposition and country trapped in economic crisis. The man has got a lot of things to do on economic, social and foreign policy fronts.
Who Is Imran Khan
Imran Khan Niazi was born on October 5, 1952, in Lahore in an upper-middle-class Pashtun family. He attended the Aitchison College famous for teaching the kids of the country’s elite. He later studied at Royal Grammar School Worcester. Khan graduated from Oxford in 1975 where he studied philosophy, politics, and economics. During his college, Khan emerged as an outstanding cricketer. He made his first-class cricket debut in the age of 16.
As a cricketer, he led Pakistan to historical world cup win of 1992. In early 90s Khan was also engaged in various social and philanthropic endeavors. He founded Pakistan’s first cancer hospital during the same years. It was in 1996 when he stepped into politics and laid down the foundation of his political party PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf).