ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan has been elected as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.
He received 176 votes as against 96 votes by his only rival Shahbaz Sharif of PML (N) at the voting held at Parliament House in Islamabad to elect Leader of the House in the National Assembly this afternoon.
In a house of 342, the winning candidate was required to obtain at least 172 votes to become the Prime Minister.
Votes secured by Imran Khan are the same as were polled by the party candidate for election of the Speaker.
Members of PTI and its allied parties greeted victory of Imran Khan with thumping of desks when Speaker Asad Qaiser declared the result after completion of voting process through division of house.
PPP members attended the session but abstained from voting.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan is to take oath as Prime Minister at a ceremony at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad tomorrow morning.