First session of Pakistan's 15th Parliament summoned on Monday
The maiden session of Pakistan's newly-elected National Assembly, Parliament's lower house, will be held on Monday, 19 days after the general elections won by Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
The NA will proceed to elect the leader of the house (Prime Minister) within the next couple of days, depending on the schedule for nominations issued by the speaker.
Imran is poised to become the prime minister as the PTI has claimed the support of at least 180 lawmakers in the house of 342.
The summary approved by the president would now be sent to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. The ministry would determine the time for the session.
Under the Constitution, the first session of the National Assembly (NA) should be convened within 21 days of elections. As the general elections were held on July 25, it is mandatory to call the session by August 15.
There is another glitch which may delay his oath taking for a few more days as President Hussain is proceeding on a three-day visit to Ireland on August 16. The PTI has urged him to drop or delay the visit.
However, Chaudhry said that the oath-taking will not be delayed as Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani could administer the oath as acting president in the absence of the president.
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