Imran Khan set for victory as Pakistan MPs vote on new PM

The National Assembly will meet today at 3:30pm to elect the Leader of the House

Sidhu chanted as he welcomed the "change" in the country brought about by the advent of the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.Khan is expected be sworn in as Prime Minister on August 18 after his party swept the July 25 general elections.

Chairman Imran Khan was elected as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Friday after the PTI leader secured 176 votes in the National Assembly while his opponent, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif received 96 votes. The army and Khan have denied the claims.

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Known in Pakistan as "Taliban Khan" for his calls to hold talks with insurgents, he increasingly catered to religious hardliners during the campaign, spurring fears his leadership could embolden extremists.

Among his first challenges will be to decide whether to request an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout to ease currency pressures, or seek support from China and risk deepening Pakistan's economic dependence on its neighbor.

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In a ray of hope, however, last month retail inflation fell to a nine-month low of 4.17% on declining vegetable prices. This has come on the back of the rupee's weakest ever loss of Rs. 1.09 against the USA dollar on Monday.

PTI candidates were also voted Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly this week, putting Khan in a strong position to carry forward his legislative agenda.

Khan shot back that he had "struggled 22 years" to become premier.

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"The money that was laundered, I will bring it back - the money that should have gone towards health, education, and water, went into people's pockets", said Khan, moving on to allegations of vote rigging. "I got here on my own". He also entertained reporters with a few couplets conveying a message of peace and love between the two neighbours.

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