The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's parliamentary committee today officially nominated Khan as the party's prime ministerial candidate after it emerged as the single largest in the National Assembly. It is widely known in Pakistan that Mr Sharif's downfall began because he was willing to improve relations with India, and to take on the military in the process, increasing accountability for army generals and defence expenditure. While speaking about the future tenure of PTI, party leader Naeem-ul-Haque remarked that the country's golden era will start once PTI comes into power.
After more than two decades of political campaigning, much of it spent in the political wilderness, Imran Khan has finally become Prime Minister of Pakistan Along the way, as his ex-wife Jemima Khan noted on Twitter , he endured humiliations, hurdles and sacrifices”.
In the 2013 elections, (11) ___________________ the second largest number of votes, making Khan a powerful politician and possible future leader. The party's total is 21 short of a majority, but Khan declared victory nonetheless, planning to team up with regional party representatives to form a governing coalition.
Another member of Pakistan's triumphant World Cup squad Ramiz Raja also lavished praise on Khan, considered one of Pakistan's best ever all-rounders. In Punjab Assembly, PML-N bagged 127 seats, while PTI is not far behind and is second with 123 seats, as per the ECP's results of total 295 total seats, as per the report.
Scroll down to learn more about Imran Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician. 4. IMRAN KHAN'S PROMISES: Write a magazine article about Imran Khan's promises. Diana, Princess of Wales, and Imran Khan visit a cancer hospital in Lahore, Pakistan. Senator Faisal Javed Malik Riaz news also tweeted that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party led by Khan has invited Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar to attend the oath ceremony of the cricketer-turned-politician.
The PTI made substantial gains in the 2013 election, claiming 30 parliamentary seats and finishing second behind the Pakistan Muslim League. After spending much of his political career on the fringes, the Oxford-educated former sportsman rose to power on a populist platform, and in recent years his anti-corruption message has increasingly resonated with Pakistanis, especially the young.
The army likes Khan's displays of nationalism. Khan attended the first session of the 15th National Assembly and took oath of Member of the National Assembly from outgoing speaker Ayaz Sadiq. Khan has been critical of the United States' policy in the region and vocally opposed drone strikes on Pakistani territory.
It remains to be seen whether these former competitors and frequent party-hoppers can work well enough together to run Pakistan's most populous, powerful and prosperous province. That would be a step back for Pakistan as it seeks to create a government by and for the people after seven decades of fitful democracy.
For years, he was dismissed as a political dilettante who could not convert his personal popularity into significant seats in parliament for the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), or Pakistan Movement for Justice, he founded. While he is dubbed the military's and judiciary's favourite candidate, Khan's political struggle is enough reason to distinguish him from politicians who acted as military proxies in the past.
LAHORE, Pakistan — After nearly reaching the end of a long and contentious vote-counting process, Pakistan's election commission said on Friday that the party of Imran Khan, the former cricket star, won the most seats in the National Assembly, setting him up to be the country's next prime minister.