Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Aamir Khan responds to Imran Khan's oath ceremony invitation reports

Aamir Khan responds to Imran Khan's oath ceremony invitation reports

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday has made a decision to halt election results of 32 national and provincial assemblies' constituencies. These constituencies include Lahore's NA-131 constituency from where according to unofficial results PTI chairman Imran Khan has defeated former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique.

However, the notification of Mr Khan's success has been withheld as a case pertaining to violation to ECP's code of conduct is being heard against him.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan was questioned by the country's anti-corruption body on Tuesday in connection with the alleged misuse of helicopters by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government when his party was in power, reported Dawn. Footage aired on multiple TV channels showed Khan stamping his ballot openly at a polling station in the capital Islamabad. The count for the PML-N and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) stood at 64 and 43 seats respectively.

Notifications to the candidates belonging to constituencies whose results have been challenged in courts were withheld.

Although the PTI has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly, it has been struggling to achieve the required number of members in the house to form its government at the Centre. The party will have to seek formal support from smaller parties or independents to elect the prime minister of its choice.

National Assembly members are elected by popular vote for five years, whereas senators are elected by National Assembly members for six-year terms.

He said under Article 91 (2) of the Constitution, the first sessions of the National and provincial assemblies must be summoned by August 15.

The ECP will notify final results of the general elections 2018 of remaining constituencies today. "But if the election commission's decision comes against them, then all the notifications will be considered null and avoid", he explained.

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