The winning party of Pakistan Assembly election 2018 – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s parliamentary committee has officially nominated cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan as their candidate for the post of Pakistan’s next Prime Minister on Monday.
After a sweeping victory in the nationwide assembly election held in Pakistan on July 25 general elections; followed by a round of drama, the single party with largest number of votes – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf aka PTI has finally submitted their ministerial candidate. The official nomination of 65-year-old Imran Khan as the PTI’s prime ministerial candidate was submitted on Monday. The announcement was made after a meeting held by the committee members of PTI and Khan as unanimously chosen as the prime ministerial candidate.
The high-profile meeting was attended by party’s top leaders and politicians including Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, Pervez Khattak, Chaudhry Sarwar, Fawad Chaudhry, Arif Alvi and Shafqat Mahmood. Besides formally nominating Khan, the party leaders discussed about the formation of government and brought the body into confidence. Although exact date of the swearing ceremony of next Prime Minister of Pakistan has not been declared officially, Imran Khan is likely to take the oath on August 14, on the occasion of the Independence Day of Pakistan.
While Khan might be preparing for the big day and is looking forward to invite the entire World-Cup winning cricket team to attend his oath ceremony, the toughest tasks await to grapple as soon as he joins the office. Perhaps, it is neither security nor political tension, but it is the country’s falling economy that needs all the repair and reforms. Pakistan’s economy has struggled in the past decade, mostly because of a mix of poor security conditions following a spate of terrorist attacks and poor governance – but every vote that was casted in favour of PTI brings expectations of a change for Pakistan’s economy. This is just the beginning, the inning is yet to begin.