Trying our best to ensure Imran Khan takes oath as PM soon: Haque


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Naeemul Haque on Thursday urged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to issue victory notifications to elected candidates on an urgent basis.

The PTI spokesperson was addressing the media in Islamabad. He said that victory notifications need to be sent on an urgent basis by the ECP so that Imran Khan can take oath as prime minister without wasting time.

“We are trying our best to ensure that the date for prime minister’s oath-taking ceremony is announced as soon as possible so we can start working towards Naya Pakistan,” stated Haque while adding, “Imran has received victory notifications for three out of his five constituencies.”

The PTI spokesperson further said that caretaker law and information minister Ali Zafar has forwarded a summary for National Assembly (NA) session to President Mamnoon Hussain.

The newly elected MNAs will take an oath and the speaker and the deputy speaker will be appointed during the NA session.

“We appeal to the president to postpone his foreign trip scheduled for August 16 by a day,” he added.

Furthermore, Haque announced that the law minister will meet the president today and “by evening it will be clearer regarding when the oath-taking ceremony can take place.”

The PTI leader claimed that the party is in a position to form a government in the centre, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Speaking about the opposition parties’ rigging allegations, Haque said, “Imran has vowed to aid in probing allegations.”

“Protests and legal proceedings against alleged rigging are the right of every candidate,” he added.

Haque continued, “The shortcomings we pointed out during the 2013 General Election have still not been addressed.”