Khan's party says it has enough support to form Pakistan government

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But the 116 seats won by Khan's lawmakers were not enough to give him a majority without coalition partners in the National Assembly, which has 342 seats including 70 set aside for women and members of religious minorities.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan had earlier chose to join PTI to form the federal government after it held talks with the delegation of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz.

Leading daily Dawn on Friday quoted Law Minister Ali Zafar as saying that he, along with caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk, want the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief's swearing in to take place on August 14 (the country's Independence Day).

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Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan, who is poised to become Pakistan's new prime minister, has been summoned to appear before the country's anti-graft body on August seven after reports emerged that he had misused the helicopters of the provisional government which has resulted in a huge loss of money. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Mr Khan's party has led the provincial government since 2013.

The opposition parties have announced that they would field their own candidate in the National Assembly to derail PTI chief Imran Khan's election as PM. A party can only form the government if it manages to clinch 172 seats in total.

Sources have said that the party has also made a decision to induct Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in the federal cabinet.

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Faisal said that the PTI also announced that no foreign leaders would attend the oath-taking ceremony.

So far, the PTI has secured support from Karachi-based MQM, which has demanded two slots in the federal cabinet and some concessions for its jailed workers.

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