Imran Khan’s swearing-in may get delayed

Peshawar: Pakistan’s election commission on Tuesday withheld the victory notifications of Imran Khan from two of the five constituencies from where he contested in the July 25 general elections, possibly jeopardising his plans to be sworn in as the new Prime Minister on August 14.

In other three constituencies, notifications of Imran’s victory have been issued but will be subject to the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the pending case of violation of the election code of conduct, reports said.

The 65-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman, set to become Pakistan’s next prime minister after being nominated by his party, had contested and won from five constituencies.
The ECP has withheld victory notifications of Khan from NA-53 (Islamabad-II) and NA-131 (Lahore-IX) constituencies.

Meanwhile, Khan was questioned by the country’s anti-graft body and asked to respond to a questionnaire within 15 days in connection with the misuse of helicopters of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government which allegedly caused Rs2.17 million loss to the exchequer, reports said.

(With inputs from Agencies)